On October 23rd at the weekly City Council meeting, the Tulsa Council issued a proclamation recognizing October 29th as World Stroke Day. This was in the first time the Tulsa City Council has issued a proclamation related to stroke awareness.
In attendance to accept the proclamation was You’re the Cure advocates Donna McDannold and Thurman Paul. Naomi Amaha and Communications Director Lindsey Hansen were also in attendance representing the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association
After the proclamation was accepted, Donna McDannold shared her story as a multiple-stroke survivor. Since 2011, Donna has endured seven strokes. Before her first stroke, she served as a critical care stroke specialist. Now Donna is an active stroke awareness advocate and huge supporter for the AHA’s advocacy work. Her speech touched every person in the room, resulting in a standing ovation.