May is National Stroke Awareness Month, the perfect opportunity to spread the word about stroke.

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Did you know that a stroke can happen to anyone, at any age, and at any time?

There was a spike of 44% in the number of young Americans hospitalized due to stroke over the last decade and there is a clear trend toward increasing stroke incidence at younger ages.

It is critical that we unite and educate the public about stroke. 800,000 people have a stroke each year which accounts for one out of 20 U.S. deaths. Yet 73 % of younger Americans are not familiar with the signs of stroke or the need for urgent medical attention

Watch the video and learn how you can make a real impact during National Stroke Awareness Month at stroke.org/nsam.

33 Degree Opening Round

First round of 2017…Just to give you all some perspective on this one, it was warmer on November 26’s Penn State vs Michigan State game than it was at yesterday morning’s 9:00am tee off time at Rocky Gap in Maryland. 33 degrees can kiss my grits! Piles of laughter and shenanigans!

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Perseverance

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I had the opportunity to speak to the  students at McAuiffe Heights on Friday about a very important word in my journey… Perseverance, which is steadfastness in doing something despite difficulty or delay in achieving success.  Each month the students are given a new word with a project in some form to go along with the discussion.  This month they are holding an essay contest explaining Perseverance.  I had a blast with the kiddo’s showing them all the “Rated G” version of outstroken.com while telling my story.