Stanford Stroke Experts Advance Recognition of Stroke in Young People

Ryan Kennedy, 29, was airlifted to Stanford so experts here could treat his stroke. The condition is unusual in people his age. Not until doctors showed him a scan of his brain did Kennedy believe what was happening to him. When his first symptoms appeared—sudden dizziness, one-sided facial droop, and inability to speak clearly—he didn’t know what to think. Quick treatment saves brain function after a stroke—Kennedy is back to work and the active life he had before the stroke.

Learn more about the Stanford Stroke Center: http://stanfordhealthcare.org/stroke.

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  1. Dana M. McIntosh on January 15, 2021 at 10:32 pm

    I was discharged in August 2019 after being in hospital for nine whole months in total. My stroke affected my left side, and my vision and my cognition were also affected. I would not have known where to start writing this, and it’s taken a while, but I’m assured it’s all good practice and will help me. (But I do apologies for any mistakes! …spelling and grammar….etc.) They say patience is a virtue, and that may actually be more true after stroke. However, I do see improvements every day. Stay strong and just talk about how you feel. I had numerous areas of my brain that were affected – I become very emotional and I cry sometimes. I was not depressed, just a little bit ‘wazed’ off with my brain.
    My journey all began back in November 2016. I had been feeling very tired for quite some time and my husband came in from work one evening to find me very drowsy and not very responsive. He called for an ambulance. Shortly after I had a seizure and then another four more on the way! I had a blood test and they found I was severally anemic, with a blood count of 23, so I needed 4 units of blood, which needed to be done very quickly as otherwise, I would not have survived. This did wonders for me and I was in hospital for around another week, then discharged with plans to do further investigations as an outpatient. After been home for around a week, I had another seizure and was taken back into the hospital. I had a few more, which led up to my first stroke on 12th December. I spent all of Christmas in hospital and was making a good recovery up until 31st December. On New Year’s Eve, I had my second stroke, which affected another area of my brain. This knocked me back, but I carried on with my recovery. I was starting to get quite down, but then my first grandchild told me about herbal remedy of one Dr Odia who was said to have cured Stroke. I was in hospital and so I had something to focus on. After a week or so I was moved home. We had to contact the Herbalist for his herbs. I was doing really well for a couple of months as I had just starting to take a couple of steps. While I was at home, I was visited by a Different Strokes volunteer as they heard I was recovering in months after taken the herbs. they where also a stroke survivor. I was inspired! So, when I was well cured, I joined the Different Strokes ‘family’ (#dsfamily). The peer support is fantastic and I am now even involved in running the Leeds Central group! I am fully cured. I survived strokes and I’m here to tell the tale! Contact Dr Odia via email ( drodiaherbalistcenter@gmail.com).

  2. Lance Mohr on January 15, 2021 at 10:47 pm

    I am so happy you were all right. Great for you

  3. Wendy Ardon on January 15, 2021 at 10:57 pm

    My husband had a stroke 2 days ago, he is 30. It is comforting to see stories of young people recovering after a stroke.

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  5. Max Brown on January 15, 2021 at 11:10 pm

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