Stroke is something that I honestly have never given a lot of thought to. It’s not one of the well publicised threats – we hear a lot about breast cancer, heart health, cancer, SIDS – but for some reason stroke is not a condition that gleans a lot of attention. Perhaps this is an age-ist blog post. When I think of strokes I think of old people, it’s not something I need to worry about.
I was so wrong.
One in 5 people who have a stroke are under 55.
Stroke kills more women than breast cancer.
Stoke is Australia’s biggest killer after heart disease.
I had the privilege of knowing a beautiful girl, who died from a stroke at the age of 25. So perhaps it is worth paying attention to.
As it is national stroke week, take 5 minutes, look a the stroke foundation’s website, find out what the early warning signs are, pass on the information, make a donation, or take a look here to help this cause (best of luck Bec!) You never know who you will help.
There’s even an iPhone app!
So that’s my $0.02 for the day – next post will be happiness and lollypops, I promise!
Every post needs to finish with a smile, so here’s a little sunshine for your day:
Because pelicans are always fun 🙂