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National Stroke Association

April 2017

Maureen, survivor

Maureen’s Comeback Story

Stroke survivor Maureen Faille climbed all 180 floors of Presidential Towers for a fundraiser in Chicago.  She also ran the 8K Shamrock Run.

Each time she thought of her sons—both serving overseas in the Army—and took on the challenges for them.

“Every time I wanted to give up I would visualize my son next to me saying, ‘Mom, you can do this,’” says Faille.

During the Shamrock run, her other son was in Iraq and she thought, “How can I not take one more step when he is fighting in Iraq?

On June 3, Faille and her team, Keep on Truckin’, will participate in the National Stroke Association’s Comeback Trail 5K walk and fun run which starts at DuSable Harbor in downtown Chicago and winds along Lakefront Trail

“I’m doing it for everyone else who can’t,” says Faille of Bartlett, Ill.

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Spasticity Awareness Week is April 17 to 23 when we raise awareness about a condition that affects over 12 million people worldwide. Download our Spasticity Checklist and learn more about spasticity.

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'Every day I fight’'

With no history of high blood pressure or other stroke risks, Krysta had a stroke at age 25. While in a rehab facility she learned to walk again and reflected on all the important things in life. “Every day I fight to regain mental and physical strength,” she says.

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