Against All Odds: A Stroke & Carotid Artery Dissection Survivor’s Urgent Plea for Awareness
On Episode 57 of the Know Stroke Podcast we sit down with Stacy Quinn. Fueled by frustration and stress after being misdiagnosed by several doctors, Stacy felt lost on her road to recovery. She found herself on the precipice of never talking about what happened to her and living as a silent statistic: 1 in 5 women will have a stroke in her lifetime, and 3 in 100,000 people have a spontaneous carotid artery dissection. But she didn’t. Instead, she viewed it as a moment of opportunity to help others.
Understanding the power of information, she created My Stroke of Hope, a resource for people affected by carotid artery dissection and a platform to raise awareness of stroke in young women. Stacy uses her personal experience to raise awareness of carotid artery dissection and stroke symptoms and prevention with the hope of saving lives and supporting survivors.
From her 20-year career working in corporate communication for Fortune 500 healthcare and financial services companies, Stacy brings a track record of integrity, creativity and passion to her advocacy work.
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To learn more about the My Stroke of Hope and connect with Stacy, please visit her website: https://www.mystrokeofhope.com/about
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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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