2023 World Stroke Day #GreaterThanStroke
Special Edition Episode 63 for World Stroke Day #GreaterThanStroke
This year’s theme for World Stroke Day 2023 is stroke prevention. One in four of us will have a stroke in our lifetime. It is estimated that 90% of those strokes could be prevented by addressing a small number of risk factors including high blood pressure (hypertension), irregular heartbeat (atrial fibrillation), smoking, diet and exercise. The Know Stroke Podcast stands behind this mission as well so together we can be #GreaterThanStroke. Today we join the global stroke community to raise awareness and drive action on stroke prevention.
Get involved by sharing this episode and the new stroke resource the World Stroke Organization and In The Room have released with stroke survivor and podcast guest from Episode 52, Stacie Broek. In this special edition episode hear from Stacie as we bring her back to introduce this special project that will help raise awareness and provide a new interactive AI enhanced resource for survivors, caregivers and families impacted by stroke.
Before introducing Stacie, co-hosts Mike and David reflect on episodes that resonated with them this past year. They also discuss the work they will be doing to close out 2023 with a focus on nutrition, exercise and better health strategies to help you achieve balance moving into the new year.
About Stacie Broek:
Stacie Broek is a stroke survivor, memoirist, and advocate for stroke awareness. After surviving a carotid artery dissection in 2019, she embarked on a mission to redefine the stroke narrative and provide support to fellow survivors and their families. Stacie is a driving force behind “In the Room with a Stroke Survivor,” a transformative project in collaboration with the World Stroke Organization and In the Room.
About World Stroke Organization:
The World Stroke Organization is the only global body solely focused on stroke and represents stroke specialists in clinical, research and community settings. The World Stroke Organization is dedicated to reducing the global burden of stroke through prevention, treatment and continuity of care.
About In The Room:
In the Room is a conversational media platform that connects individuals, organizations and causes with a global community. It provides a space for meaningful conversations, shared experiences and collaborative efforts to drive positive change.
Music intro credit to Jake Dansereau. Our intro welcome is the voice of Caroline Goggin, a stroke survivor and our first podcast guest! Please listen to her inspiring story on Episode 2 of the podcast.
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