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Saving A Life – Recognizing a Stroke


(This is endorsed by the Motivational Institute of Hypnotherapy)

STROKE: Remember the 1st three letters… S.T..R
My friend sent this to me…and encouraged me to post it and spread the word. I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save some folks.


During a party, a friend stumbled and took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine and 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 6:00 am, Ingrid passed away.)
She had suffered a stroke at the party. 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. He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

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.

Remember the ‘3’ steps, S.T.R:  Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:

S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * TALK. Ask the person to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (ie: ‘It is sunny out today’).
R * Ask the person to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call the ambulance and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke:
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.

A prominent Cardiologist suggests you share this with as many people that you know; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.


To Your Success,

Marla Brucker, DCH, R.HA

Saving A Life – Recognizing a Stroke
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