Melody Trombly, New York State


Melody Trombly is a seven year stroke survivor.  Her husband knew the signs and symtoms and recognized what was happening.  Mel was having a stroke.  Fortunately she received care quickly and the life saving drug (TPA).  Now Mel is spreading the word so that others can live a healthy life.  Do you know the signs and symtoms?


F.A.S.T. is an easy way to remember the sudden signs of stroke. When you can spot the signs, you'll know that you need to call 9-1-1 for help right away.

F.A.S.T. is:

Face Drooping - Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven

Arm Weakness - Is one arm weak or numb? Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward?

Speech Difficulty - Ask the person to repeat a simple sentence like "The sky is blue".

Time - Time to call 911!  If someone shows any of these symptoms, even if the symptoms go away, call 9-1-1 and get the person to the hospital immediately. Check the time so you'll know when the first symptoms appeared

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