Found 8th Jun 2006
Serious but interesting, AND could be life saving.

A friend sent this to me and encouraged me to post it and spread the word.

I agree. If everyone can remember something this simple, we could save

some folks. Seriously.. Please read:


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured

everyone that she was fine (they offered to call paramedics) and 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 6:00pm , 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


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


S * Ask the individual to SMILE .

T * Ask the person to TALK to SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently) (i.e.

. . It is sunny out today).

R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS .

NOTE : Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out

their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the

other that is also an indication of a stroke.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 999 immediately!!

and describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.

A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this sends it to 10

people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.

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Copied and pasted into emails and sent to all on my list, simple things save lives, thanks,
fizzie xx


Thanks for posting Christmasshopper, it's great that you are raising awareness!!

Its amazing how some really simple steps could make a real difference to or even save someones life. I'll be forwarding this to some friends

Original Poster

Just needed to bump this back up to the top to make sure you all know what to do. :thumbsup:

excellent. Will be emailing this onto all my contacts.


Thanx for sharing!
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