Sarah White and Meg McGowan
In 2003, while working two jobs in Boston with plans to pursue a graduate degree in psychology, Williams College and Punahou School graduate Sarah White suffered a bleeding stroke brought on by a condition she didn't even know she had arteriovenous malformation, a congenital condition resulting in a tangle of blood vessels. During emergency surgery part of her cranium was removed to reduce the swelling in her brain, and she spent five weeks in I.C.U. Sarah survived, but was left with no feeling to her right side, and her speech had been effected. She then faced the arduous journey to recovery.
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Chris McLachlin - Hawaii advocate helps to organize golf event for stroke survivors
Over a dozen Oahu stroke survivors and their caregivers participated in the inaugural American Heart Association Saving Strokes event held at the Ko Olina Golf Club on Oct. 21.
Share Your Story: Chris McLachlin
I was a healthy 62 year old retired school teacher/coach when I experienced a severe stroke, paralyzing my entire right side and losing my speech.
Advocate Spotlight - Oahu Division Board
The American Heart Association’s Hawaii Division Board of Directors set the standard for all state and community boards across the AHA’s 10-state Western States Affiliate in their engagement in the organization’s health advocacy issues.