Massachusetts stroke survivor shares powerful story at Heart and Stroke Ball

Rachel Scanlon Henry shared her experience with stroke at the 2021 Central Massachusetts Heart and Stroke Ball, held virtually on April 22.

Rachel had a stroke when she was at her doctor’s office for a routine physical examination in 2003. She received immediate care, which saved her life and kept the effects of the stroke to a minimum.

After her stroke, Rachel fought her way back and eventually returned to work as a teacher in the Worcester Public Schools.

Rachel is passionate about sharing her story and advocating for policies that will improve the care of stroke patients. She was joined by her neurologist, Dr. Gary Keilson, chief of neurology at Reliant Medical Group. Watch their conversation below: