Jun 1, 2021
As we continue our spotlight on Stroke Awareness
Month, I am so excited to welcome, Josie Rupnick, Stroke Survivor,
American Heart Association Volunteer.
Josie Rupnik suffered from a massive stroke in
2012, when she was just 36 years old. She had just traveled 16
hours by car, from Florida, back home to Wisconsin. During that
trip, she developed a blood clot that traveled up through an
undetected hole in her heart and into her Carotid artery.
Luckily, her family was able to spot the stroke
quickly, and she was rushed to the hospital. After the stroke, she
had to re-learn how to sit up and walk on her own, but since then,
has made tremendous strides in her recovery, both mentally and
physically. Josie was the picture of health, participating in
100-mile bike rides, when she had her stroke, so she wants people
to know that they can happen to anyone.
Time is key when it comes to stroke treatment. For
many strokes, the right treatment, right away, can save lives &
improve recovery, so it’s important to get help F.A.S.T, and look
for these signs and symptoms: (F)ace drooping, (A)rm weakness,
(S)peech difficulty, (T)ime to call 911.
Listen in as Josie shares her personal stroke story
and why time is so important when suffering a stroke.