STROKE AT ANY AGE

Walking, talking, reading and writing are everyday actions that many of us take for granted and up until five years ago, Jennifer Monaghan was no different. Then, one evening after she said goodnight… Continue reading

LIFE AS A STROKE SURVIVOR

Mark Miller recently spent the day kayaking, paddle boarding and rowing with friends on Victoria’s serene, tree-lined Elk Lake. While this may seem like an ordinary set of activities for those living astride… Continue reading

THINK FAST, ACT FAST, SAVE A LIFE

Robert Clark never imagined that a TV commercial would save his life. But that’s exactly what happened on a warm summer’s day in 2013 when he unexpectedly suffered a stroke while visiting his… Continue reading

STROKE AT 18

Meg Clenchy was only 18 when she woke up in her dorm room to excruciating pain. She couldn’t see properly. She had lost feeling on the right side of her body. “At first I… Continue reading

REAL PEOPLE, REAL STORIES

  At the core of the Heart and Stroke Foundation’s spirit are the stories of survivors, volunteers, donors and medical experts who share real life experiences to make an impact and a change… Continue reading

SAVED BY A TEEN AND A DOG

Every 4 hours in BC, someone’s heart stops beating. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime, and most of the time without any warning signs or symptoms. Less than 15% will… Continue reading

“A SECOND LEASE ON LIFE”

Every 4 hours in BC, someone’s heart stops beating. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime, and most of the time without any warning signs or symptoms. Less than 15% will… Continue reading

A PARAMEDIC’S TESTIMONIAL

Every 4 hours in BC, someone’s heart stops beating. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime, and most of the time without any warning signs or symptoms. Less than 15% will… Continue reading

MARATHON RUNNER & MOM SAVED BY BYSTANDER CPR

Every 4 hours in BC, someone’s heart stops beating. Cardiac arrest can happen to anyone, anywhere and anytime, and most of the time without any warning signs or symptoms. Less than 15% will… Continue reading

A STROKE OF FORTUNE

Gayle Bowers has never had any first aid training, but with the help of a 9-1-1 operator she managed to perform CPR for an astounding 12 minutes in order to save her husband’s… Continue reading

MARATHON RUNNER SURVIVES CARDIAC ARREST

For Daphne Hodgins, running is like therapy. Every weekend, you’ll find her with her tight-knit group of running friends, wending their way through their Delta neigbourhood. During an early morning training session in… Continue reading

FAMOUS CANADIAN WRITER HAS CARDIAC ARREST IN FRONT OF LIBRARY

  George Bowering used to grumble about teenagers and their cellphones – until 14-year-old Ivy Zhang used one to save his life. On a gloomy, rainy and blustery April afternoon, George was dragged… Continue reading