"Breaking the stigmas against stroke and epilepsy"

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Stroke

  • Every 45 seconds someone in America has a stroke.

  • In one second 32,000 brain cells die, in 59 seconds more an ischemic stroke will have killed 1.9 million brain cells.

  • About 700,000 Americans will have a new or recurrent stroke this year and over 163,000 of them will die (making it the third leading cause of death in the USA).

  •  There are approximately 266,000 stroke survivors with permanent disabilities.

  • There will be approximately 30,000 new permanent admissions to nursing homes this year.

  • There are over 4 million stroke survivors today.

  • Fewer than one in five Americans can identify even one stroke symptom.

  • The economic impact of stroke is estimated to cost $40-$70 billion per year

  • A stroke can be devastating, that's why it's so important to minimize your risk In America,

Epilepsy

  • Epilepsy is as common as Breast Cancer, and takes as many lives

  • Epilepsy is the third most common neurological disorder in the United States after Alzheimers disease and stroke. It is equal in prevalence to cerebral palsy, multiple sclerosis and Parkinsons disease combined

  • Almost 500 new cases of Epilepsy are diagnosed every day in the United States.Epilepsy affects 50,000,000 people worldwide

  • One in 100 people will develop Epilepsy.

  • One in 10 people will suffer a seizure in their lifetime.

  • .The mortality rate among people with epilepsy is two to three times higher than the general population and the risk of sudden death is 24 times greater.

  • This year another 200,000 people in the U.S. will be diagnosed with epilepsy and an estimated 25,000 to 50,000 will die of seizures and related causes, including status epilepticus (non-stop seizures), sudden unexpected death in epilepsy (SUDEP), drowning and other accidents

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Prayer

Dear Lord of Mercy and Father of Comfort,

You are the One I turn to for help in moments of weakness and times of need. I ask you to be with your servant in this illness. Psalm 107:20 says that you send out your Word and heal. So then, please send your healing Word to your servant. In the name of Jesus, drive out all infirmity and sickness from his body.

Dear Lord, I ask you to turn this weakness into strength, suffering into compassion, sorrow into joy, and pain into comfort for others. May your servant trust in your goodness and hope in your faithfulness, even in the middle of this suffering. Let them be filled with patience and joy in your presence as they wait for your healing touch.

Please restore your servant to full health, dear Father. Remove all fear and doubt from his heart by the power of your Holy Spirit, and may you, Lord, be glorified through his life.

These blessings I ask in your name
Amen

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