ICANInternational Coalition for the Advancment of Neurology
ICAN's purpose is to improve the quality of life and inspire those who are affected by neurological diseases and disorders by promoting recreation and sporting events; providing adaptive equipment; and supporting rehabilitative programs.
"I Can...You Can Too !" ~Fermin
"Never Give Up. Giving up is the ultimate tragedy."
The American Stroke Association wants you to learn the warning
signs of stroke
If you notice one or more of these signs, don't wait. Stroke
is a medical emergency. Call 9-1-1 or your emergency medical services. Get to a
hospital right away!
Sudden numbness or weakness of the face, arm or leg, especially on one side of
Sudden confusion, trouble speaking or understanding
Sudden trouble seeing in one or both eyes
Sudden trouble walking, dizziness, loss of balance or coordination
Sudden, severe headache with no known cause
Be prepared for an emergency
Keep a list of emergency rescue service numbers next to the telephone and in
your pocket, wallet or purse.
Find out which area hospitals are primary stroke centers that have 24-hour
emergency stroke care.
Know (in advance) which hospital or medical facility is nearest your home or
Take action in an emergency
Not all the warning signs occur in every stroke. Don't ignore signs of stroke,
even if they go away!
Check the time. When did the first warning sign or symptom start? You'll be
asked this important question later.
If you have one or more stroke symptoms that last more than a few minutes,
don't delay! Immediately call 9-1-1 or the emergency medical service (EMS)
number so an ambulance (ideally with advanced life support) can quickly be sent
If you're with someone who may be having stroke symptoms, immediately call
9-1-1 or the EMS. Expect the person to protest — denial is
common. Don't take "no" for an answer. Insist on taking prompt action.
Moyes Hernandez Ceja, age 24, of Jiquilpan in the state of Michoacan, Mexico
sits in his favorite chair (right), unable to care for himself, or go anywhere
without the assistance of his aging mother (far right). Not having the means to
travel anywhere without being carried, Moyes was pretty much a prisoner in his
That was before the generous donation of a wheelchair from John Eberhart, the
president of Eberhart Homes Health, Inc.
Moyes spent most of his days sitting outside, on a old couch, watching the
world go by! Now, with the assistance of his mother and 3 sisters, and his NEW
Wheelchair, Moyes can venture beyond the confines of his own house. A victim of
cerebral palsy, Moyes knew only a world that was visible from his front porch.
The generous donation of the wheelchair, has expanded his world and made his
life a bit more bearable.
Our thanks go to John Eberhart, for his selfless donation!