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Advocate Spotlight - Scott Kowalski, Stroke Survivor

Meet Scott Kowalski, an AHA Board Member & Stroke Survivor!

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Stroke Spotlight: Kay Ambrose

May is American Stroke Month, so in this issue of the Pulse we are featuring the story of Kay Ambrose from Denver, who suffered a hemorrhagic stroke last year and still teaches piano, but just a little slower than she used to. Read more about Kay and share your story. 

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Advocate Spotlight: Why I Support Prop. E

My involvement in the San Francisco campaign to restrict the sale of flavored tobacco products (#YesOnE) has opened my eyes to what smoking looks like today for youth in the US. I was appalled by the amount of smoking that still occurs in middle schools and high schools today despite all the progress we have made to keep tobacco products out of the hands of kids in the last several decades. As I learned, however, most of this “smoking” occurs in the form of vaping rather than traditional cigarette smoking. Although 86% of middle and high school students believe that all tobacco products are dangerous, this has not prevented approximately 20% of them from trying cigarettes, and another 23% from trying e-cigarettes.

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Advocate Spotlight: Ruth Tewes

Prevention and Awareness is why

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Advocate Spotlight: Cruz Krause

Being A Kid is why

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Stroke Spotlight: Sherry Curnutt

May is American Stroke Month, and we are featuring the story of Sherry Curnutt, a stroke survivor from Houston, who had a stroke when she was getting ready to ride a horse. She passed out, and woke up with three horses crowded around her, wondering what happened. Learn more about Sherry's story and share your own. 

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Stroke Stories: A. Jaye Johnson - "I Refused to Give Up"

May 24, 2013 started as a regular Friday morning. I was getting ready for another staff training at the Boys and Girls Club. I had a doctor’s appointment that morning not knowing my life was about to change. At the beginning of my check up, the nurse was checking what I thought was my temperature but turned out to be the oxygen level to my brain, which was at 69%. I was told I needed to go the emergency room ASAP.

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Meet Belinda Waggoner

Meet Belinda Waggoner, an active mom suffering a heart attack on Mother's Day.

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Meet Brandon Clark

Meet Brandon Clark, Olathe Kansas track star who suffered from a stroke.

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Tedy Bruschi

3 Time Super Bowl Champion but the Title that Means the Most, Stroke Survivor!

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