In any stroke, is very important to know the signs: When someone feels not well, with headache for example, ask if he/she can say a coherent sentence, if they can put the arms up and finally if they can smile...
In case that non of the 3 can be performed properly, quiclkly to the hospital! The timing is very important to avoid seriouss consequences. In between 3 hours a person can be saved.
So sorry about Rita´s death.
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Sent: Thursday, November 18, 2010 4:41 AM
Subject: Re: [iris-photos] OT: Rita Gormley passed on
Oh. My. goodness.
I didn't know, and I had just talked with Tom two weeks ago concerning some memberships.
Time is SO short, people!
Yes, Loic, this does hurt!
On Nov 18, 2010, at 9:43 AM, Colleen and Les Modra wrote:
Rita died during the night. I know many hearts are full.
As many of you know Rita and Tom Gormley it is with sadness that I let you know that on Saturday night Rita had a massive stoke which resulted in irreversible damage to the right side of her brain.
It is a now a matter of time.
A grand lady who received the well deserved Distinguished Service Medal at the Fall Meeting in Portland.
Our thoughts and prayers are with Rita's family at this most difficult time.