*This post sponsored by the American Stroke Association
Would you be prepared if you saw someone having a stroke? Or would those around you know what to do to save you if you were having one? Come to think of it, this would be an important skill to have, no? Knowing the signs of stroke is incredibly important because STROKE IS TREATABLE if caught early and swiftly. Recognizing the signs and responding quickly when a stroke occurs may mean the difference between recovery and disability.
Well, lucky for us, the American Stroke Association has figured out a fun way for us to learn what to do, commit it to memory and share it with other easily. They have licensed the popular song Y.M.C.A. by The Village People to create F.A.S.T.! A parody song and music video that raises awareness of the warning signs of stroke. Fun right? Watch it here and share it as much as you can:
Stroke can happen to anyone at any age and worldwide, someone has a stroke every 2 seconds. In fact, 1 in 6 people will have a stroke in their lifetime. However, stroke is largely treatable, especially when the person having the stroke has a knowledgeable and prepared person nearby. Recognizing the signs and calling 911 immediately can make all the difference between recovery or lifelong disability.
So as a recap, here are the signs to watch out for:
F- Face Drooping
T-Time to Call 911
Do you have it now? Good! Share the video so we all feel safer knowing that the world is prepared to help in a stroke emergency!
World Stroke Day is October 29th so if this video was helpful to you, please watch it and share it as the more people are equipped with this knowledge, the less have to suffer from the effects of a stroke.
For more information, please visit StrokeAssociation.org