Stroke is one of the leading causes of death in our country, and certainly one of the leading factors leading to disability. Stroke is why we are laser-focused on preventing stroke, knowing the signs and symptoms of stroke, and knowing how to act immediately to get someone the care they need when stroke happens. Stroke knows no age, gender, race or socio-economic group. It's why we share stories of stroke survivors and the families impacted by stroke - to inspire others into action to ensure our public policy improves health outcomes when it comes to stroke. Michelle McVeigh's story is one of inspiration and action. Michelle McVeigh is why we do what we do.