The mission of Alex And Andy is to advocate for stroke survivors and their families by providing a community of hope, love, and acceptance. To aid in the commitment of supporting stroke survivors and their new way of life, Alex And Andy donates a percentage of our profits towards our charitable purpose, and so can you!
Alex And Andy supports stroke survivors in their new way of life. By aiding in our mission you:
A stroke, or sometimes called a brain attack, occurs when the blood supply to the brain is blocked or when a blood vessel in the brain bursts. According to the CDC, acting F.A.S.T. can help stroke patients receive the treatment they desperately need. Fast treatment can lessen the brain damage that a stroke can cause.
F. – Face: Ask the person to smile. Does one side of the face droop?
A. – Arms: Ask the person to raise both arms. Does one arm drift downward? –
S.-Speech: Ask the person to repeat a simple phrase. Is the speech slurred?
T. – Time: If you see any of these signs, call 9-1-1 right away.
Currently, stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability in the world. It is also a leading cause of death for Americans. According to the World Stroke Organization, nearly 1 in 4 adults over the age of 25 will have a stroke in their lifetime. It is estimated more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke each year and unfortunately every 4 minutes, someone dies of a stroke.
The Stroke Family Warmline connects stroke survivors and their families with an American Stroke Association team member who can provide support, helpful information or just a listening ear.