After a productive day at work, a grueling workout — including a 7.5-mile run — and a relaxing dinner, 38-year-old Christina Goyette suffered a stroke. Witness the fierce determination of this young, healthy, vibrant woman to overcome complete paralysis and regain her independence and quality of life.
May is Stroke Awareness Month
Did you know that stroke is the No. 4 cause of death in the United States? But, stroke is largely preventable, treatable and beatable — it is actually the number 1 cause of preventable disability worldwide. In fact, according to the American Heart Association, 80 percent of strokes are preventable.
Anyone can have a stroke at any age. A person’s chances of having a stroke increase with certain risk factors, including high blood pressure, obesity, high cholesterol, a family history of stroke, age, and ethnicity.
Help us spread awareness about stroke today!