Ask Your Friends to Help Fight Stroke!

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Hugh Paxton’s Blog missed this one. But that’s Monday morning for you. Lots of incoming!

I am not sure that a petition will help but this issue is rather close to my heart. My mother got whacked by a series of strokes. Utterly undeserved. She smoked not. Her idea of a stiff drink was a small glass of sherry on Christmas Eve and she lived a healthy life. Perhaps a bit too hardworking.

She was smitten by a series of strokes. Each more formidable than its earlier visitor. They battered her to pieces. A fine mind, a kind woman, number one English cook, and a wonderful mother was reduced to nothing but a terribly inaccessible lady in a bed in The Pines (an Appleby care home in Cumbria, England). She lingered but couldn’t speak. She was locked in. The last time I saw her she moved and tried to kiss me. And said “Hugh”.

She’d broken that lock. Still loved me and although she’s dead I still love her.

We only get one mummy. And when she’s gone there’s a hole in the world that can’t really be filled in. I don’t think this petition will change things. But if you’ve got a mummy, sign it? Why not!

Best!

Hugh

From: Kayla C., Care2 Action Alerts [mailto:actionalerts@care2.com]
Sent: Monday, February 10, 2014 9:10 AM
To: Hugh Paxton
Subject: Ask Your Friends to Help Fight Stroke!

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Ask Your Friends: Help Fight Stroke!

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Dear Hugh,

Thanks so much for signing the petition to prevent Atrial Fibrillation (AF) -related stroke through earlier diagnosis, better education, and access to treatment and care.

Now, will you please ask your friends and family to raise awareness about AF-related stroke, too?

AF is one of the most important risk factors for stroke. People with AF are five times more likely to have a stroke compared to the general population. Plus, AF-related strokes are severe, cause greater disability and have a worse prognosis than strokes in patients without AF. Identifying and treating people with AF early will save lives and costs to healthcare providers.

Please ask your friends and family to join us in raising awareness about AF dianosis and treatment to fight stroke. You can send an email to your friends and family, share the petition on Facebook, and send a tweet to ask your network to support the cause.

Here’s a quick message you can copy and send to rally support:

Hi –

Atrial Fibrillation (AF) is one of the most important risk factors for stroke. People with AF are five times more likely to have a stroke compared to the general population. Plus, AF-related strokes are more severe, cause greater disability, and have a worse prognosis than strokes in patients without AF. Identifying and treating people with AF early will save lives and costs to healthcare providers.

Please join me in raising awareness about AF and supporting access to treatment for it so that we can fight stroke! Click through to sign the petition.
http://www.care2.com/go/z/e/AHaPv/zo3z/cb83O

Thanks!

Thank you for taking action,

Kayla C.
Care2 and ThePetitionSite Team

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2 Responses to “Ask Your Friends to Help Fight Stroke!”

  1. Doug Baer Says:

    Sorry for your loss Hugh…God bless….

    Sent on the new Sprint Network from my Samsung Galaxy S®4.

    • Hugh Paxton Says:

      Yes. Sad. But Doug there’s nothing I can do about Paul. If I’d been there to help co-pilot the plane we would have blitzed in Okahandja. But I am buying some wonderful silk scarves for his wife. And his friends are rallying around. I’m rather proud of everybody’s response. All Nippon Airways are doing an eight page photo splash of his work. Doug, we’ll do right by Paul! Trust me on that!Cheers! Hugh

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