Save a Life: How to Identify a Stroke

I received this via email and thought it could be a blessing to one of my friends:

During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and  took a little fall – she assured everyone that she was fine  (they offered to call paramedics) .she said she had just  tripped over a brick because of her new shoes.

They got  her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she  appeared a bit shaken up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself  the rest of the evening

Ingrid’s husband called later  telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital  – (at 6:00 PM Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke  at the BBQ. Had they known how to identify the signs of a  stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don’t die.  They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition  instead.

It only takes a minute to read  this…

A neurologist says that if he can get to a  stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse the  effects of a stroke…totally. He said the trick was  getting a stroke recognized, diagnosed, and then getting the  patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is  tough.


Thank God for the  sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR . Read and  Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to  identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells  disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage  when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a  stroke.

STROKE:Remember  the 1st Three Letters….S.T.R.
Four letters…S.T.R.O.

Now  doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three  simple questions:

S  *Ask  the individual to SMILE.
T  *Ask  the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE  (Coherently)
(I.e. It is sunny out  today.)
R*Ask  him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If  he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call  emergency numberimmediatelyand describe the symptoms to  the dispatcher.

New  Sign of a Stroke ——– Stick O*UT Your  Tongue

NOTE:  Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’  out his tongue.. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one  side or the other,that  is also an indication of a stroke.

A  cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to  10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be  saved.


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Filed under Family, Health, Just Life

3 responses to “Save a Life: How to Identify a Stroke

  1. I suffered a stroke bro…nearly 3 yrs ago, i’m blessed to be here thank God, I have had fabulous results with Bios Life Slim, and I’m now tuning up my business by coming to the Leadership Summit in Utah… all the way from Sydney, Australia… cya there bro.

  2. Michael L Woods Sr.

    Thank you TGray for this info.Sometimes as Christians we think all we have to do is pray and we do but with these practical steps this is putting our faith into action. Be blessed my friend.

  3. Ben Widener


    Thanks so much for sharing this information here today on Strokes. My father passed away of a massive Heart Attack when he was 33. I was made aware of Bios Life many years ago and made the decision at that point in time too be Proactive. I wanted something that would be a safe and effectve solution to my own personal health. So the good news is that I had a choice many years ago. There are so many that wait too long to make that decision, and eventually that decision is made for them on which medicine they will have to take.

    So for the folks around the globe that read T. Gray’s blog and have a family history of Heart Disease or know of someone that does. You to have that same choice that I did many years ago. You can choose between Illness medicine or Wellness medicine.

    I invite you to be Proactive and take this important on line survey.

    This will Make Your Life Better!

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