Stroke Patient Stories

Everyone can be educated about stroke. Your friends and family may rely on your best judgment to save their lives.

Read real stories from real stroke survivors and care givers.

Steve Giese

Steve Giese woke up in the morning and could tell something was not right. He sat up on the edge of his bed and felt a little funny. He began to walk, but he felt unsteady and fell down. He couldn't understand what was going on......Steve was having a stroke. Read more.

Robin Linville

Robin Linville, age 51, was in the emergency room with her brother who was a patient the night of February 9, 2007. She recall she felt anxious, confused and dropped a couple of items. "I just felt like I had to get out of there and get some air and I would be ok. I knew something was wrong but didn't know what- I remember thinking why are people looking at me but not doing anything. Read more.

Chris Roberson

Chris Roberson, 61 year old, had stents put in a Monday, a stroke on a Wednesday, and into rehabilitation by Friday. Read more.

Greg Pietraszewski

Three years after his stroke, Greg Pietraszewski told his wife she could donate his golf clubs to the church garage sale. He had overcome much after his stroke in 2007 -- from losing the ability to speak and move his right side to learning to walk and talk again. Read more.