According to The American Stroke Association, stroke is the leading cause of death in the U.S., taking the lives of nearly 130,000 people a year.
Stroke Stories for Long Beach Medical Center
When she was 40-years-old, Michelle Gustilo-Smithson began a rigorous workout routine that included cardio, strength training and weight lifting.
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.