Every 40 seconds, someone in the United States has a stroke. Every 3 minutes and 14 seconds, someone dies of stroke.

In 2021, 1 in 6 deaths from cardiovascular disease was due to stroke.

Every year, more than 795,000 people in the United States have a stroke. About 610,000 of these are first or new strokes.

About 185,000 strokes—nearly 1 in 4—are in people who have had a previous stroke.

About 87% of all strokes are ischemic strokes, in which blood flow to the brain is blocked.

Stroke-related costs in the United States came to nearly $56.5 billion between 2018 and 2019. This total includes the cost of health care services, medicines to treat stroke, and missed days of work.

Stroke is a leading cause of serious long-term disability. Stroke reduces mobility in more than half of stroke survivors age 65 and older.

Stroke risk increases with age, but strokes can—and do—occur at any age.

In 2014, 38% of people hospitalized for stroke were less than 65 years old

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Lee Ann Walton Portrait

“As a stroke survivor myself, ‘Every Stroke Survivor has a Warrior Within’ is my heartfelt story and a testament to the incredible resilience that lies within us all. Join me on this inspiring journey, and together, we’ll discover the unwavering strength that every stroke survivor carries within.”

LeeAnn Walton

Founder and CEO, Stroke Warriors Inc.

In 2019, LeeAnn Walton faced a massive hemorrhagic stroke that felt like her world had crumbled. It seemed like her life was over, but little did she know that deep within her, a resilient warrior was waiting to emerge. LeeAnn’s journey through recovery and discovery of this inner strength transformed her life in ways she never imagined.

“Every Stroke Survivor has a Warrior Within” is the story of how LeeAnn overcame adversity, found her inner courage, and redefined her life’s purpose.

It’s a tale of resilience, hope, and the power of the human spirit.

Follow her story in her own words in her book “Every Stroke Survivor has a Warrior Within”.

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