I was blessed to meet one of my mentors, advisers and friend two years…Joe Sabah. I had heard about his program, How to Speak for Fun and Profit, from several of my associates, so I made the leap. Little did I know the journey and the friendship that would ensue.
Today, I am also blessed to have Joe as my adopted Colorado Grandpa.
Joe is a 9-1/2 year stroke survivor…he celebrated his 82 birthday this year. Joe is on a mission to Save Lives…his message resonates this holiday session.
My husband’s uncle had a stroke a few years back which eventually claimed his life. Two weeks ago, an associates wife had a stroke…she just came home, they have a three year old.
To Recognize A Stroke – Have Someone “SAS” You!
by Joe Sabah
This timely post is all about recognizing a stroke!
Hardly a month goes by without my getting a phone call or email saying
“Did you know … had a stroke”
STROKES ARE PREVENTABLE and the Severity of aftereffects is reduced if caught in a timely manner.
The lesson for ALL OF US: Watch and listen for unusual signs.
Have them smile. If their face droops, or one side is lower than the other, CALL 911!
Have them lift both arms over their head. If one arm cannot come up, or if one side of their body is not responsive, CALL 911!
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Have them repeat a simple sentence, such as “Mary had a little lamb.”
Something this simple can be the first signs of a stroke.
Getting someone to the hospital BY AMBULANCE within 2-3 hours gives them a chance for a FULL RECOVERY. Paramedics know the location of the nearest stroke hospital.
I promise that I will continue to send out “these alerts” regularly.
MY GOAL: To reduce the incidence of stroke in the US from 770,000 a year to 650,000.
As a 9 1/2 year stroke survivor, I’m out to SAVE LIVES!
Please help me spread the word … pass this on. You can help by forwarding this message to all members of your FAMILY or posting it in your newsletter
Joe Sabah is a nationally recognized speaker, trainer, consultant, author and publisher. He is based in Denver, Colorado where he operates a speaking/publishing/consulting business.
As a member of the National Speakers Association, in 1982 Joe served as co-founder and first president of the Colorado Speakers Association (a chapter of the National Speakers Association, now with over 150 members. He is also a member of the Small Publishers Association of North America.
Joe served as the president of the Colorado Independent Publishers Association for 2 1/2 years, increasing its membership from 90 to 310.
Joe served the American Motivational Association as Regional Vice President in Northern California, Portland, Oregon and Denver, Colorado. His Sales Congresses traditionally exceeded 1,200 seminar attendees. He sponsored and promoted congresses that included: Dr. Norman Vincent Peale, Cavett Robert, Og Mandino, Ira Hayes, Marilyn Van Derbur and Dr. Morris Massey.
He has been associated with the Dale Carnegie Courses in Ohio, Washington DC, Northern California and in Denver, Colorado.
Joe has been a guest on over 700 Radio Talk Shows.