Henry Jenkins thought
he was healthy. He didn’t know he had both high blood pressure
and high cholesterol — he was too afraid to go to the doctor
for checkups. Since his stroke, Jenkins encourages everyone
to get screened.
Awareness of warning
signs is key
Henry Jenkins is almost 70 years old and is not doing too bad these days.
His stroke didn't ruin his ability to remain relatively independent.
His speech is a little slower and the right side of his body is no longer strong. Walking is not as easy as it once was. But he manages, with the help of a short leg brace and four-pronged cane. Full story
It can happen anywhere
Gerald Willoughby knew something was wrong but
didn't think much of it.
He was on the Orange Line subway, almost near the Forest Hills
station, when he kept dropping his day planner. Full