|By calling 999 Mark was able to get the medical help he needed||" When Pinkstaff woke up her husband, Kevin, he noticed the right side of her face was drooping and her speech was slurred|
|If you spot any of these signs of a stroke, don't wait||But there are other signs that you should always take seriously|
At first, nothing seemed out of sorts, but when she tried to get up, she wondered why there was a toy in the bed.
|Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms? Speech problems: Can the person speak clearly and understand what you say? Difficulty finding words or speaking in clear sentences||Find out more about stroke• They very quickly assessed Mark and just twenty minutes later we were on our way to hospital|
|The FAST test can help you recognise the signs||The object in her way was her arm|
One morning Sherry Pinkstaff woke up in her Atlantic Beach, Florida, home and laid in bed thinking about the day to come.6
|Time to call 999: if you see any of these signs||Help us spread the FAST message by sharing it on social media|
|Arm weakness: Can the person raise both arms? Find out more about the Stroke Association• An ambulance arrived within minutes||If someone shows any of these symptoms, call 9-1-1 or emergency medical services immediately|
We called an ambulance and it arrived within minutes.