Online Health Tip: How To Identify A Stroke
STROKE: Remember The 1st Three Letters.... S.T.R.


During a BBQ, a friend stumbled and took a little fall - she assured everyone that she was
fine (they offered to call paramedics) .....she said she had just tripped over a brick because
of her new shoes.

They got her cleaned up and got her a new plate of food. While she appeared a bit shaken
up, Ingrid went about enjoying herself the rest of the evening.

The lady's husband called later telling everyone that his wife had been taken to the hospital
- (at 6:00 pm Ingrid passed away.) She had suffered a stroke at the BBQ. Had they known
how to identify the signs of a stroke, perhaps Ingrid would be with us today. Some don't
die.... They end up in a helpless, hopeless condition instead.

It only takes a minute to read this...

A neurologist says that if he can get to a stroke victim within 3 hours he can totally reverse
the effects of a stroke... Totally . He said the trick was getting a stroke recognized,
diagnosed, and then getting the patient medically cared for within 3 hours, which is tough.

Thank God for the sense to remember the "3" steps, STR . Read and Learn!

Sometimes symptoms of a stroke are difficult to identify. Unfortunately, the lack of
awareness spells disaster. The stroke victim may suffer severe brain damage when people
nearby fail to recognize the symptoms of a stroke .

Now doctors say a bystander can recognize a stroke by asking three simple questions:
S * Ask the individual to SMILE.
T * Ask the person to TALK and SPEAK A SIMPLE SENTENCE (Coherently)
(i.e. It is sunny out today)
R * Ask him or her to RAISE BOTH ARMS.

If he or she has trouble with ANY ONE of these tasks, call 911 immediately and describe
the symptoms to the dispatcher.

NOTE: Another 'sign' of a stroke is this: Ask the person to 'stick' out his tongue.. If the
tongue is 'crooked', if it goes to one side or the other , that is also an indication of a stroke.
New Macedonia Missionary Baptist Church
Is Getting...
Fit for Christ
Come on all God's children, it's a new workout
We praise the Lord, we sing and shout
We run and stretch to the Heaven's above
Jesus died...that's the sweetest love
1 - 2 - 3... hey-hey don't you want to be...healthy?
New Macedonia ... We see the light, Praise the Lord
Everybody get Fit for Christ!

It's your life, Get Fit for Christ!
It's your life, Get Fit for Christ!
                      By: Germaine A. Hector, 2006
Charter Member: Sis. Ruthell Francis
Sis. Shirley Doze-Johnson
“Whether therefore ye eat or drink, or whatsoever
ye do, do all unto the glory of God”
I Corinthians 10:31)
“What Is in It for You”
The goal of Fit for Christ is to be healthy both Body and Soul, so you can become like Christ.
To do that, we must follow Jesus and learn to do the things he instructed His followers to do,
and to help others become “Fit for Christ”.  Just as the church nourishes our souls,
we must take responsibility and get our bodies fit.

Do we not know that our body is a temple of the Holy Spirit who is in us,
whom we have received from God?
Our Mission Statement
“To See Christ…we must be Fit for Christ…
Mentally – Spiritually – Physically…Fit For Christ!”
We will posts a variety or nutritional tips, and recipes each quarter to help you get Fit for Christ.
If you have any ideas or healthy recipes you would like to share with us, please email the president,
Sis. Shirley Doze-Johnson at

If we choose your recipe, we will post it on our web site
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