During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall -
she assured everyone that she was fine (they offered to
call paramedics) and just tripped over a brick because of
her new shoes. They got her cleaned up and got her a
new plate of food - while she appeared a bit shaken up,
Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.
Ingrid's husband called later telling everyone that his wife
had been taken to the hospital - (at 6:00pm, Ingrid passed
away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known
how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would
be with us today. Some don't die. They end up in a
helpless, hopeless condition
Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.
Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to
'stick' out their tongue. If the tongue is 'crooked', if it
goes to one side or the other that is also an indication of
a stroke. If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these
tasks, call 999 immediately and describe the symptoms to
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