Real Stories


These are real stories — too real — about how stroke has affected the lives of women, their families and their friends.

These stories inspire us with the courage and resilience of women who have rebounded from stroke to fashion lives full of meaning and hope.

These stories make us angry. Angry that stroke kills twice as many women as breast cancer and AIDS combined; that stroke is the No. 1 cause of disability among women worldwide.

Angry that women know so little about stroke and how to protect themselves from it. Angry that medical research is critically underfunded.

Finally, these stories fill us with determination. Determination to strike back against stroke.

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