Survivor Stories

At Stroke Awareness Oregon, we call survivors of stroke “Warriors”. It takes a warrior mentality to battle through stroke and recovery.

A Story of Hope – The Kaplans

View the Kaplans’ story of how acting F.A.S.T. made a difference in their lives.

Orlena had experienced a massive hemorrhagic stroke on the right side, one that less than 30 percent of people survive. Fortunately, the on-call doctor in the ER had worked with Dr. Gary Steinberg, a world-renowned expert on “moyamoya” disease at Stanford Hospital.

Orlena had experienced a massive hemorrhagic stroke on the right side, one that less than 30 percent of people survive. Fortunately, the on-call doctor in the ER had worked with Dr. Gary Steinberg, a world-renowned expert on “moyamoya” disease at Stanford Hospital.

Stroke hero: Julie explains how she took FAST action

Julie Ritchie-Cody registered a bubbly 85-year woman at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. When the woman returned the next day, Julie saw something was wrong and acted FAST.

Stroke hero: Julie explains how she took FAST action

Julie Ritchie-Cody registered a bubbly 85-year woman at Providence Willamette Falls Medical Center. When the woman returned the next day, Julie saw something was wrong and acted FAST.

Warriors and Heroes

Here are a few Warrior stories along with the Heroes who helped them.

Warriors and Heroes

Here are a few Warrior stories along with the Heroes who helped them.

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