Most people do not realize that stroke can strike at any age: when we are at the top of our careers, when we are beginning to raise a family, when we are still in school, when we are children, or even at the moment we are born or still in the womb. The Stroke and Young Adults (SAYA) Program is built to help identify causes of your stroke, optimize prevention of future strokes, estimate your risk for recurrent stroke and late complications of stroke, and provide counseling on stroke survivorship. Learn more about the causes and symptoms of stroke.
Most strokes do not result in our deaths. Most of us will recover. However, many of us will be left with some disability or persistent symptoms. Typical current models for treating and guiding individuals after their strokes often do not account for long-term survival: many stroke survivors live with the specter of stroke for the rest of their lives. However, you do not have to live in fear. You do not have to downscale your ambitions and dreams. Together, we will aim to help you live a full life: happy, strong, and more than just a victim of stroke.
With the help of experts in specialties across Tufts Medical Center, Vascular Neurologist Lester Y. Leung, MD has built a comprehensive, longitudinal care program to help young adult and pediatric stroke survivors navigate their lives after stroke.
The SAYA Program at Tufts Medical Center in Boston, MA is constantly growing and seeking to help more stroke survivors. Please contact us at 617-636-5848 if you are a stroke survivor or know one who might benefit from our program. You are a stroke survivor, and you are not alone.