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Cindy’s Comeback Trail

Cindy Lopez was just 36 years old when paramedics rushed her to a hospital where a neurologist discovered a blood clot. Today she is training for the National Stroke Association Comeback Trail 5K in Fort Lauderdale, Fla. on Oct. 8.

“One of my goals was to walk a 5K without my cane so when I searched for one, I found the Comeback Trail which is close to my birthday,” said Lopez who produced a series of videos for the National Stroke Association. “It is important for us as stroke survivors to join as a community to show that we are not victims willing to accept the cards that we’ve been dealt in life.”



Understand Stroke
Know the warning signs for a stroke or TIA

Are You at Risk for TIA?

A transient ischemic attack (TIA) occurs when blood flow to part of the brain stops for a short period of time. A TIA can mimic stroke symptoms. Our TIA risk calculator helps you understand your risk for stroke or TIAs.

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Learn more about the Afib-stroke connection

AFib Awareness Month

September is Atrial Fibrillation Awareness Month when the spotlight is turned on this condition—a fluttering of the heart —that makes it 5x more likely to have a stroke. Learn about AFib’s risk factor for stroke and treatments.

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Faces of Stroke
Follow Billy on his road to Rio

Billy’s Road to Rio

Stroke survivor Billy Lister says he wouldn’t be on the road to Rio for the 2016 Paralympics if it wasn’t for the National Stroke Association.

“The National Stroke Association over the years has been a pivotal part of me moving forward and helping me to find my life and passion as a stroke survivor,” said the cycling champion

Lister is competing in four cycling events in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, through Sept. 18.

“I set a lofty goal for myself—to win two of the four medals,” said Lister. “If you’re going to do it, you might as well aim as high as you can.”

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