Stories

Kate Adamson Presentation at SSA

11.8.18

“When we share our stories, we share ourselves, we share our encouragement, and we create miracles.” –Kate Adamson, speaker on October 23, 2018 at Stroke Support Association in Long Beach On Tuesday, October 23, 2018, Kate Adamson, MSW, a stroke survivor, author, speaker, and advocate for the disabled, gave a presentation titled “Beyond Your Support Group: Finding Help and Resources” to... Read More

Rodrigo’s Comeback Update

11.7.18

“I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke on the basal ganglia January 19, 2018. My entire left side was paralyzed – I couldn’t move my arm or my leg. For two weeks I was in a wheelchair, then followed by three months walking with a cane. “I was fortunate to have received prompt emergency care (within 30 minutes) at Long Beach Memorial.... Read More

Mobile Stroke Unit Speeds Vital Response Time for Better Outcomes

9.10.18

Neuroscience/Stroke Program Director at Long Beach Memorial Angie West, shared with her fellow Stroke Support Association Board members the exciting news of the mobile stroke unit now transporting stroke patients in the Long Beach area.  Having the highly specialized Mobile Stroke ambulance allows the emergency care to be taken directly to stroke patients. This makes Long Beach one of the few cities on... Read More

Keep FAST on Your Refrigerator

5.14.18

While working at the annual Orange County Stroke Awarness Picnic, a very excited woman approached Christine and Lois at the Stroke Support Association (SSA) table.  She immediately started thanking them for SSA’s participation at the picnic last year and to let us know how we helped her mom. The woman had visited the SSA booth last year and after a... Read More

Jim is Advocate of Technology for Stroke Survivors

12.1.17

Jim, a former chef, suffered a brain stem stroke that left him locked in.  Less than a year later, through hard work and the help of technology, Jim walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Watch Jim tell his courageous story and goals.

Thank You for Years of Service to Founding Board Member Joyce Block-Miller

3.12.17

  As she is moving to Northern California to be closer to her sons, and after over forty years of service to the stroke survivor community, Joyce Block-Miller is retiring from the Board of Directors for the Stroke Support Association, an organization she helped to found. Joyce continued as a group facilitator through the early 2000’s. A culmination of experiences... Read More

Award Winning “You See Me” Stroke Documentary Screening at LB Indie

8.3.16

The Stroke Support Association is pleased to announce the screening of Linda J. Brown’s documentary, “You See Me” at the Long Beach International Indie Film Festival. Linda’s film centers on her father’s devastating stroke; chronicling not only the devastating impact stroke had on her father’s life, but how even after he passed, how their family dynamics continued to shift and... Read More

New SSA Board President Diane Vasquez

6.10.14

The Stroke Support Association, serving the Long Beach area, is pleased to welcome Diane Vasquez as the new Board President. Diane has spent 9 years as police officer in Seal Beach. After a medical retirement, she attended Cal State Fullerton and received a BS in Human Services, Counseling Psychology. She became a full time substitute teacher for Paramount High School,... Read More

Stroke Support Association Class at CSUF

5.2.13

On Thursday, April 24, representatives from Stroke Support Association in Long Beach gave a presentation on stroke to the “Communications and Aging” class at Cal State University, Fullerton. This is the second consecutive year that Professor Ying-Chia Tsao, PhD, has invited Stroke Support Association to lead a class. The non-profit Stroke Support Association provides support, education, and resources to stroke survivors,... Read More