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.

About the Author

Steve Smith | President, Patient Advocacy, WCG

Steve Smith is a seasoned patient advocate with an extensive career in software, consulting, process transformation, health care systems and patient-focused drug development. He joined WCG as President Patient Advocacy in 2019 inspired by the incredible value to patients embedded in the wide range of WCG solutions that reduce the time and cost of clinical trials.

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