Saturday October 29 is World Stroke Day. 

Every six seconds, regardless of age or gender – someone somewhere will die from stroke.

Stroke is the second leading cause of death for people above the age of 60, and the fifth leading cause in people aged 15 to 59. Stroke also attacks children, including newborns.  Each year, nearly six million people die from stroke. In fact, stroke is responsible for more deaths every year than those attributed to AIDS, tuberculosis and malaria put together –source: worldstrokecampaign.org

I suffered a Transinet Ischemic Attach – TIA, also called a mini stroke.  I had no idea I was having a stroke. I didn’t even know the signs of a stroke – do you you? I was very healthy, I was working out, was in perfect health.

 

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