Earlier this week, I was the guest speaker for a gathering of people in the medical profession, educators, stroke victim survivors and “thrivers”. It was hosted by a stroke survivor and it appeared that this group has been meeting for quite a few years now.
Lunch was served by the hospital staff and a lot of information was announced or passed around to bring as much community awareness as possible regarding stroke and brain health. Everyone enjoyed the food, the laughter, and the camaraderie that became the thread for the group’s existence.
Soon, my friend and co-host of the program stood up and started the business portion of the meeting. As I sat patiently waiting for my cue to begin my speech, the host educated the group on what F.A.S.T. means for stroke awareness. Do you know what it means?