NEW BRIGHTON, Minn. (KMSP) - Over 97,000 Minnesotans have reported having had a stroke in their lifetime.
Saturday, stroke survivors came together for the annual Strides for Stroke walk. The walk demonstrates that a stroke is not an ending.
The organization said they have seen great progress in treating strokes in the past year, but thousands of Minnesotans still live with the life altering effects of strokes. They emphasized the importance of treating patients as soon as possible after stroke symptoms are spotted.
Fox 9’s Tim Blotz and Kelcey Carlson helped emcee Saturday’s pre-walk ceremony. Funds raised at the walk will help provide services to victims across the state—from rehabilitation, to housing and jobs.
A huge thank you to everyone who joined @KelceyFox9 and me for the Strides for Stroke Walk today. So great to see all of the survivors and their families on such an important day. pic.twitter.com/4z9nKL7WvT— Timothy Blotz (@TimBlotzFOX9) May 19, 2018