One mission Alex And Andy has is to advocate for stroke survivors and their families by providing a community of hope, love, and acceptance. To aid in the commitment of supporting stroke survivors and their new way of life, Alex And Andy accepts donations to be made straight to our nonprofit. These donations go straight to those in need affected by stroke.
Alex And Andy supports stroke survivors in their new way of life. By aiding in our mission you:
A stroke, or sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. According to the CDC, acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke patients receive the treatment they desperately need. Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that a stroke can cause.
F. – Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A. – Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? –
S.-Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred?
T. – Time: If you see any of these signs, call 9-1-1 right away.
Currently, stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the world. It is also a leading cause of death for Americans. According to the World Stroke Organization, nearly 1 in 4 adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. It is estimated more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year and unfortunately every 4 minutes, someone dies of a stroke.
The Stroke Family Warmline connects stroke survivors and their families with an American Stroke Association team member who can provide support, helpful information or just a listening ear.