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    STROKE IDENTIFICATION:

    During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was fine. (they offered to call paramedics) She said she just tripped over a brick because of her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening. Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital- at 6:pm, Ingrid passed away. She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

    It only takes a minute to read this...

    A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the effects of a stroke...totally. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

    RECOGNIZING A STROKE

    Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps,
    "S-T-R". Read and Learn! Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.

    Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

    S *Ask the individual to SMILE.

    T *Ask the person to TALK . to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE
    (Coherently) (i.e. . . It is sunny out today)

    R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

    {NOTE: Another "sign" of a stroke is this: Ask the person to "stick out" their tongue..if the tongue is "crooked"; if it goes to one side or the other, that is also an indication of a stroke).

    If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 9-1-1 immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher

    A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this information and sends it to 10 people, you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

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    Thanks for sharing this information

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