Reach Out

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 🙂

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  • September 20, 2010 - 5:39 pm

    bec - bexta you are the best, thanks for getting the awareness out there! love love xxxReplyCancel

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