Earlier this month, rookie runner, Rachel Kantrowitz, finished her first Falmouth Road Race, with Tedy’s Team, in celebration of the 20th anniversary of her open-heart surgery.
BE FAST is an acronym to help you quickly recognize the common signs of a stroke. If any of these signs are present, call 9-1-1 immediately.
Do they have problems standing or moving? Are they dizzy?
Do they have loss of vision in one or both eyes? Maybe a portion of one eye?
Does one side of the face droop or is it numb? Ask the person to smile. Is the person's smile uneven or lopsided?
Is one arm weak or numb? Have the person raise their arms.
Is the person unable to speak or hard to understand? Is the person able to correctly repeat what you are saying?
If someone shows one, some or all of these symptoms, even if symptoms pass, call 9-1-1 and tell them you think the person is having a stroke. This can help get the person to the hospital immediately. Each second is important and could mean brain loss.
By supporting Tedy’s Team, you are supporting stroke and heart disease survivors, and their families. What started out as a running support group over 14 years ago, has blossomed into a community centered organization focused on making everyone’s comeback possible.