Read more stories like Allen's in the Summer 2017 issue of ConnectionsMagazine.
If you notice the signs of a stroke, take immediate action and call 911. Quick treatment of a stroke saves lives and improves odds for a full recovery. Use the acronym FAST to recognize the signs:
- Face – Sudden droopiness, tingling or weakness on one side of the face
- Arm – Weakness of an arm or leg or both the arm and leg on the same side of the body
- Speech – Listen for slurred speech or trouble speaking
- Time – Even if symptoms improve, call 911 immediately