A friend of mine sent me a email about how to identify if someone has a stroke and i think that its a must know!
RECOGNIZING A STROKE
Thank God for the sense to remember the ‘3’ steps, STR. Read and Learn!
Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke.
Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S *Ask the individual to SMILE.
T *Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today.)
R *Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call emergency number immediatelyand describe the symptoms to the dispatcher.
New Sign of a Stroke -> Stick out Your Tongue
NOTE: Another ‘sign’ of a stroke is this: Ask the person to ‘stick’ out his tongue. If the tongue is ‘crooked’, if it goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of a stroke.
A cardiologist says if everyone who gets this e-mail sends it to 10 people; you can bet that at least one life will be saved.
I met Yasmin Ahmad early this year while i was working on Earth Hour. My first meeting was at her office at Leo Burnett and at first i was a bit anxious about the prospect of meeting this high profile movie director. But when she walked into the room, i instantly felt comfortable because she was just like you and me…A normal person who wants to do something good!
She agreed to be the ambassador for Earth Hour in Malaysia and eventually i was going for meetings with Yasmin Ahmad to the Prime Minister’s office, to the Ministry of Information, to Petronas to everywhere we wanted her to come with us. She was pure passion!! She wanted was in for anything that can bring Malaysians together and she saw Earth Hour as a superb platform!!
From the advertisements that you saw on tv to the celebrities that came on board to even the Media support was with her kind help! I had the pleasure of working with Yasmin Ahmad in a project which im think was important for Malaysia and our planet!
On the day she passed out at TV3, i was incidentally online with another friend i made and works in TV3 who was telling me that hey, Yasmin’s here for a meeting to her passing out to her getting admitted to the hospital.
To me, she is a important person to our country. She has the capability to bring us normal Malaysians together and he is nothing short from genuine! And that’s a rare thing nowadays.
Im very sad that she is in the condition that she is in today and i pray that she will recover to where she was when i spoke to her a few weeks ago. I hope that Malaysia is praying for her and she will fight and come back to doing what she does best and i bet loves doing!