Survivor Stories

Read about stroke survivors and their stories.

Be inspired by these great examples of the power to end stroke!

Debra Davis

Debra Davis
"For the past five years she's shared the message of stroke awareness and risk factors hundreds of times through the Power To End Stroke program, coordinating events and presentations throughout the Chicago metropolitan areas. The unthinkable happened to Davis this past May..." More

Brenda Combs

Brenda Combs
"Brenda Combs is a symbol of inspiration and perseverance to all who meet her. As a woman who at one time could not help herself, Brenda now spreads a message of hope wherever she goes as Grand Canyon University's Ambassador of Inspiration & Achievement." More

Cleveland Burton, Westfield, MA

Cleveland Burton, Westfield, MA
On July 26, 2009, Cleveland woke up and didn't know whose hand was next to him. It was so numb that he didn't know it was his. He tried to get up, but fell..." More

Bill Granby, Cambridge, MA

Bill Granby, Cambridge, MA
"Bill had a stroke on May 27, 2009 after taking a nap. When he woke up and everything was different, he knew something was wrong but couldn't determine what it was..." More

Gina Roberts, Baltimore, MD

Gina Roberts, Baltimore, MD
"Gina A. Roberts was a 51-year-old middle school teacher in Baltimore, MD when she had her stroke, and her story demonstrates the importance of recognizing warning signs and acting quickly, sometimes even insisting someone else get immediate care." More

David Dansereau, Rhode Island

David Dansereau, Rhode Island
"David Dansereau is a stroke survivor... It was revealed after months of testing (and still some uncertainty) that his stroke was caused by a defect in his heart from birth called a patent-foramen-ovale or PFO." More

Sanders Family, Maryland

Sanders Family, Maryland
"My name is Adriane White and I had to tell our 7-year-old daughter her father had a stroke on Oct. 29 of this year, the same day the World Stroke Organization launched its World Stroke Day "One in Six" campaign..." More