'My husband saved my life'

AN Antrim stroke survivor is backing the Stroke Association’s campaign to encourage people to understand the signs of stroke and learn the FAST test to help save more lives.

Rose Murray, a nurse at Brooklands Care Home in Antrim, had a stroke just two days after Christmas 2018.

The 63-year-old showed the common signs of stroke – her face dropped on one side, her speech became slurred and confused and she struggled to raise her arms.

But her quick thinking husband Martin remembered the FAST routine and got help quickly.

*Read the full story in this week’s Antrim Guardian

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