The Roxanna Todd Hodges Foundation


What Should A Bystander Do?
If you believe someone is having a stroke – if he or she suddenly loses the ability to speak, or move an arm or leg on one side, or experiences facial paralysis on one side – call 911 immediately.

Stroke is a medical emergency and you need to call 911. A Stroke can injure the brain like a heart attack can injure the heart.

Learn More About Stroke:

  • Attend our Stroke Awareness Seminars
  • Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death in the U.S.
  • 80% of Ischemic Strokes are preventable
  • Risk factors include high blood pressure, diabetes, high cholesterol and heart disease.
  • Other risk factors include obesity, inactivity, excessive alcohol use and smoking.
  • Knowledge is the most powerful weapon in the fight against stroke.
  • Every 45 second someone in the U.S. will have a stroke. Take time to learn more now
  • More Women will die from a Stroke than Breast Cancer

What Can I Do?

  • Eat foods low in fat and cholesterol.
  • Lose weight if you are overweight.
  • Exercise regularly.
  • Lower your blood pressure if it is high.
  • Stop Smoking.
  • Try to reduce stress in your life.
  • Lower your blood sugar if it is high.
  • Lower your Sodium intake in your diet.
  • If you have diabetes, see your doctor regularly and follow all diet and medication instructions.