WE HAVE SEEN THIS
BEFORE, BUT IT IS REALLY WORTH REFRESHING OUR MEMORIES....
An email to
I want everyone I
know to know this, just in case it is me......or you!
A true story -
Susie is recouping
at an incredible pace for someone who had a massive
stroke - all because Sherry saw Susie stumble. That is the key that
isn't mentioned below - and then she asked Susie the questions. So
simple - this literally saved Susie's life - I received this very
same e-mail the week Susie had her stroke. Some angel sent it to me
and I did just what it said to do. Susie failed all three and I did
call 911. Even though she had normal blood pressure readings and did
not appear to be a stroke as she could converse to some extent with
the Paramedics they took her to the hospital right away. I thank God
for the sense to remember the 3 steps!
Read and Learn!
SOMETHING WE ALL NEED TO KNOW, IS IT A STROKE?
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify.
Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke
victim may suffer 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:
*Ask the individual to SMILE.
*Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
*Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE.
If he or she has trouble with any of these tasks, call 911 -
immediately and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
After discovering that a group of non-medical volunteers could
identify facial weakness, arm weakness and speech problems,
researchers urged the general public to learn the three questions.
They presented their conclusions at the American Stroke
Association's annual meeting last February. Widespread use of this
test could result in prompt diagnosis and treatment of the stroke
and prevent brain damage.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10
people, you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
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