Today is World Stroke Day. With this post I’m amplifying the work that Maggie Whittum and her team are doing to raise awareness of the following:
- 15 million people suffer a stroke each year worldwide.
- Stroke is the #4 killer and the #1 cause of long-term disability in the U.S.
- There are over 7 million stroke survivors in the U.S.
- Only 10% of stroke survivors make a full recovery. More than half live with chronic pain. Thoughts of suicide are higher in stroke survivors as compared to those with heart attack, diabetes, or cancer.