Support for Stroke Victims & Their Families - WALB.com, South Georgia News, Weather, Sports

Support for Stroke Victims & Their Families

September 6, 2007

Fitzgerald - - A high percentage of people in South Georgia are at high risk of having a stroke, so an area hospital formed a group to educate people and offer support.

Stroke of Luck is a new support group offered at Dorminy Medical Center in Fitzgerald for stroke survivors and care givers.

The group brings in guest speakers from medical groups and experts familiar with strokes.  

"Stroke victims will be able to communicate with other stroke victims. They can share their experiences, whether their having depression, problems speaking, paralysis. They can talk about how they coped with their problems. One persons problem may be someone else's strength and so they can give them clues of things that will help them," says speech pathologist Donna Brown.

She says stroke can affect anyone but there are several risk factors like diet, exercise, even a person's cultural background.

The next support meeting will take place at 6 PM on September 18th at the hospital in Fitzgerald.

Feedback: news@walb.com?subject=strokesupport/bs

  • More WALB News10 HeadlinesMore News HeadlinesMore>>

  • Police respond to robbery by snatching at Albany package store

    Police respond to robbery by snatching at Albany package store

    Saturday, March 25 2017 11:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 03:32:15 GMT

    Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.

    More >>

    Albany Police have responded to a robbery by snatching at the National Package Store on Oakridge Drive. Dispatch has confirmed the call came in just before 8 p.m. Saturday, and the suspect fled the scene.

    More >>
  • "The Voice" contestant J Chosen helps community at Albany Strong Fun Fest

    "The Voice" contestant J Chosen helps community at Albany Strong Fun Fest

    Saturday, March 25 2017 10:32 PM EDT2017-03-26 02:32:57 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

    More >>

    The focus Saturday was on taking a break from storm cleanup and recovery, and to have a little bit of fun at the Albany Strong Fun Fest. The festival happened all day, with bands hitting the stage from 12:30 to 7 p.m.

    More >>
  • Former America's Got Talent finalist visits Albany for "Seniors on the Runway"

    Former America's Got Talent finalist visits Albany for "Seniors on the Runway"

    Saturday, March 25 2017 9:46 PM EDT2017-03-26 01:46:19 GMT
    (Source: WALB)(Source: WALB)

    A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.

    More >>

    A big voice with roots in South Georgia visited Albany this weekend. Quintavious Johnson placed fifth on America's Got Talent back in 2014. He has family who lives here in Albany.

    More >>
Powered by Frankly