Wednesday, August 18, 2010

Lee Corso makes first public speaking appearence since stroke


ESPN Analyst, Lee Corso, visited Oklahoma yesterday to speak to a group about life after his stroke. Corso suffered a stroke in May 2009 and this was his first public speaking event since that day.

Consider these statistics from the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association:
  • Each year about 795,000 people experience a new or recurrent stroke. About 600,000 of these are first attacks, and 185,000 are recurrent attacks.
  • On average, every 40 seconds someone in the United States has a stroke.
  • When considered separately from other cardiovascular diseases, stroke ranks No. 3 among all causes of death, behind diseases of the heart and cancer.
  • On average, every three to four minutes someone dies of a stroke.
You can see an interview with Corso on the Newsok.com website here.

1 comments:

Brian Bowser on September 8, 2010 at 3:12 PM said...

Corso is a great ambassador for college football. A lot of people may find his commentary over the top, and while they may have a point, I think he is good for the game.

I was suprised to see him back on the College Gameday set last year. You could tell he was still having some trouble talking, but it took a lot of courage to get back out there. He along with Dick Vitale have proven there is life after stroke.

 

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