Stroke awareness saved his life. Last January, after two heart attacks and one stroke, 35-year-old Jordan Bruce suffered a second stroke. It happened one evening in his Toronto office. Luckily, Jordan’s coworker recognized stroke symptoms and called 911. Jordan survived and is now working hand in hand with the Heart and Stroke Foundation to raise money and awareness.
While Jordan was reserved in the hospital, his company raised $7,881 on his behalf for the Heart and Stroke Foundation. Moved by the tenacity of his employees, Jordan is hoping to match this fundraising goal for the upcoming Heart and Stroke BigBike ride.
“I am undiagnosed,” he said, “I am a medical mystery and there has been no way to explain all these life threatening events.” Despite his setbacks, Jordan is working on an initiative called Health ePassport. It is a USB contained application that withholds all personal medical records and requirements. In lieu of a medical bracelet, the Heath ePassport will allow for emergency responders to quickly learn information and forward it to a hospital while the victim is in transit. This innovation is very important to Jordan. He is hoping it will help a lot of people and save many lives.
Due to his work with the application, Heart and Stroke Foundation has encouraged Jordan to be a spokesperson for Heart and Stroke Foundation’s campaign called Make Death Wait. It is an initiative to thank the public for their support and dedication to saving Canadian lives. Learn more about Jordan’s story through his blog – In The Stroke Of Time.
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