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About 800,000 people in the United States have a stroke every year, with about three in four being first-time strokes

Stroke is a leading cause of long-term disability, and the #1 cause of preventable disability in the US.

Stroke is the fifth leading cause of death in the United States, killing nearly 130,000 people a year. That’s every 1 out of 20 deaths

Someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds

Every four minutes, someone dies of a stroke

Reference: American Heart Association, 2017

Are you a stroke survivor? Check out

Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other !

SSEEO is the first non-profit patient-supported stroke advocacy group in the nation. Founded in 2004 by stroke survivors, we have hundreds of members who are championing for survivors and their families in communities across Illinois. Originally sponsored by the American Heart/American Stroke Association, SSEEO is now an independent, 501(c)(3) organization run by those whose life has
been affected by stroke. SSEEO strives to improve the quality of life for stroke survivors and their families.

Locate a Stroke Support Group Near You


Check out these websites to learn more about stroke and reducing your risk!

American Heart Association | American Stroke Association

National Stroke Association

CDC | Stroke

Stroke Risk Score Card

Calculate Your Stroke Risk


Are you a caregiver or family member? Check out these websites for information just for you!

American Heart Association: For Family Caregivers

National Stroke Association: Caregivers and Family

Family Caregiver Alliance

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