For nearly 20 years, CaringBridge has helped hundreds of thousands of patients and families give and receive support during all types of health crises, including stroke.
Now, CaringBridge is partnering with the American Stroke Association whose mission is to teach the globe that stroke is treatable and support from family and friends is vital to recovery.
Recovery from stroke takes time. CaringBridge can help stroke survivors and their family caregivers communicate with and receive support from friends and family throughout the recovery process.
In the United States, someone suffers a stroke every 40 seconds. World Stroke Day, annually observed on Oct. 29, underscores the serious nature and high rates of stroke, raises awareness of the prevention and treatment of stroke, and highlights the importance of better care and support for survivors.
Learn more about stroke detection, prevention, treatment and recovery at www.StrokeAssociation.org.
A new CaringBridge website is created every 7 minutes, following a diagnosis, illness or injury. In the early days after a health crisis, including stroke, loved ones use CaringBridge to update family and friends on the patient’s status through the use of personal websites. Sharing news once, instead of many calls, emails and texts, saves precious time.
F.A.S.T. acting saved Christine Richards’ life when she suffered a stroke on April 4, 2014.
Today, more than two years after a shower emboli stroke left her in a non-responsive state for 10 days, Christine's health journey continues. She speaks with what she calls a “stroke accent,” and her grammar and penmanship fall short of her standards as a longtime—and beloved—first-grade teacher. But she says, “My life is not over.”
CaringBridge remains a source of strength and motivation — for her whole family.
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