Nearly a year ago, 40-year-old Michelle Gustilo-Smithson began a rigorous workout routine which consisted of cardio, strength training and weight lifting.
Stroke Stories for Long Beach Memorial
For being the No. 1 cause of long-term disability, and the No. 4 cause of death in the U.S., stroke - or brain attack - is often one of the most misunderstood diseases.
Sudden numbness of the face. Confusion. Trouble speaking. Loss of balance. As Linda Campa was learning about these stroke symptoms in a job orientation, she lost vision in her left eye.
She had survived her stroke, but her real journey was about to begin, because once she came to, she was unable to walk or talk.
Jim Wilkins’ life changed forever when he had a stroke one night. Not recognizing the symptoms—blurred vision, numbness, trouble walking—he delayed getting help until morning.