World Stroke Day Helps Raise Awareness, Drive Prevention

Today, October 29th is World Stroke Day, an opportunity to raise awareness of stroke risks and the steps we can take for prevention. Stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off resulting in brain cells being damaged or lost. Depending on which part of the brain is affected and how quickly the person is treated, the effects of stroke on survivors can be devastating to a person’s body, mobility and speech, as well as how they think and feel. Signs and symptoms may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, feeling like the world is spinning, or loss of vision to one side, any of which can be permanent. (via World Stroke Campaign)

Angel City Sports welcomes anyone who’s suffered a stroke and thinks they can’t do any Sports or Recreation. From Handcycling, Tandem Rowing & Kayaking, and Adaptive Golf to low impact activities like, Archery, Bocce and Yoga, we can get you active and moving again – Join us! Visit http://bit.ly/AngelCitySports2017 to donate to our Fall campaign and give people with disabilities the chance to take flight in 2018…

For more information on Stroke Awareness & Prevention visit:

Stroke Association of Southern California
UCLA Medical Center
Casa Colina
Rancho Los Amigos National Rehabilitation Center

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