Community Corner | Maggie Whittum

Written by on May 16, 2024

“Be Fast” Understanding how to identify the symptoms of a stroke

Balance, Eyes, Face, Arm, Speech, Time—these are the key signs to watch for in a stroke, according to advocate Maggie Whittum. She recently appeared on Community Corner to discuss her documentary, “The Great Now What,” which explores her life after a stroke ten years ago. Maggie now dedicates her efforts to raising awareness about stroke symptoms, disability, chronic pain, and the healing power of art.

Maggie’s message is clear: knowing these signs can save lives. Here’s a quick guide:

  • Balance: Sudden loss of balance.
  • Eyes: Blurred or lost vision.
  • Face: Drooping on one side.
  • Arm: Weakness or numbness.
  • Speech: Slurred or confused speech.
  • Time: Act fast and call emergency services.

Maggie’s journey is a testament to the resilience and power of the human spirit. Her work helps others understand and navigate the challenges that come with stroke recovery. Keep an eye out for her documentary to learn more about her inspiring story and the importance of stroke awareness.

Learn more about Maggie Whittum’s documentary “The Great Now What” here:

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