Sudden...

Weakness

What the victim might feel:

"My arm went tingly all of a sudden and that scared me. It quickly got worse and I felt I couldn’t lift it. Then when I stood, my leg couldn’t bear my weight like normal. I started to panic."

What the observer might see:

"She looked ashen and was having trouble standing. It seemed she was favouring one leg over the other. When she went to pick up the phone, she dropped the receiver. I called 911...

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Trouble Speaking

What the victim might feel:

“I was trying to tell my wife what has happening…I couldn’t form the words. It was like I’d forgotten how to speak. I knew what I wanted to say but I couldn’t. It was scary.”

What the observer might see:

“He kept looking at me in this helpless way and trying to talk. I got very frightened, told him to stay calm, and called 911.”

What the Healthcare Professional might say:...

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Vision Problems

What the victim might feel:

“One minute I was reading my book and the next I couldn’t make out a word. I knew this was serious, so I just stayed where I was and called my husband. Actually, I didn’t trust myself to get up.”

What the observer might see:

“She looked helpless. When I came to her, she was having trouble finding me visually. I asked her how many fingers I was holding up and she told she couldn’t see my hand. I...

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Headache

What the victim might feel:

“My wife gets headaches but I don’t. This one felt like I had been struck by lightning. It was so strong it made me nauseated and lying down only made it worse.”

What the observer might see:

“He was holding his head and looked in agony. I tried to get him to lie down, thinking it was just something temporary, but he vomited almost right away. It was so scary, I’d never seen him like this!”...

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Dizziness

What the victim might feel:

“I felt like someone had spun me around and told me to walk. I tried to hold on to the furniture but I fell and landed hard on my hip. I knew I had broken it right away, but my head kept spinning.”

What the observer might see:

“I was in my backyard when I heard her call out. I looked over into her patio and saw her lying on the ground moaning. She said her hip was broken but that there was...

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The Warning Signs of Stroke

Lost Time, Lose Brain.
A stroke can destroy up to 2 million brain cells per minute.
Call 9-1-1
or your local emergency number
Are you at risk?
It will change your life!