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Lisa Deck: Young Stroke Survivor Transforms Life-altering Challenge into Purpose-driven Advocacy for Others

About this episode:

Lisa Deck was a healthy 21-year old a week away from college graduation when her first stroke put her in the hospital. She barely made it to her graduation ceremony. She suffered two more strokes before she turned 25, and after that, a fourth stroke.

After serious misdiagnosis and incorrect treatments, she was finally diagnosed with Moyamoya disease, a rare condition without a cure, but it does have a surgical treatment.
In this podcast, she shares her diagnostic odyssey, her commitment to advocacy and the value of peer and family support. She also talks about the importance of staying positive and why patients must advocate for themselves.