23.11.2012 Presentation of Irish Heart Foundation Stroke Awards

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This week saw the presentation of the Irish Heart Foundation's 3rd annual stroke awards.

The annual event hosted by Marty Whelan with special guest Rosemary Scanlon (whose own mother suffered a stroke at 91) recognises the courage of patients and their carers in their recovery from stroke. An estimated 10,000 strokes happen annually in Ireland.

Four year old Rebecca Lawlor from Tyrellstown in Dublin was the youngest stroke champion to receive an award. Joint Children's courage awards were also presented to 7 year old Oisin Ryan Blake from Limerick and 10 year old Abby O Keefe from Waterford

The Irish Heart Foundation used the opportunity to remind the Irish public to look out for the FAST signs of stroke and to act quickly.

For more detail on the awards, go to www.stroke.ie

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