Jackie Mayer Rehab Day - October 6
Thu, Oct 6, 2022

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day was created in honor of a beautiful girl who was able to overcome a monstrous illness – a stroke. Not a single person is immune from such blows – even children are subjected to a sudden violation of brain functions. Our task is not only to help patients around the world, but also to inform people about the causes and risks.


Jackie was a very active girl, participated in various events and had a lot of fans. Miss Ohio (1962) and Miss America (1963) are also about her! Who would have thought that such a young, beautiful, intelligent and well-read lady after 7 years after receiving the last award would feel bad and go to the hospital.

The tragedy happened on Thanksgiving Day. Mayer was rushed to the hospital, fighting for her life. The girl survived, but in the following years she had to work hard to learn how to walk, talk, and move confidently again. Even 30 years later, she shared that she had not recovered 100%, but only 90%.

Today Jackie is a motivational speaker who has been helping patients and their families for over 20 years. In honor of her, a holiday was created in which people unite and inspire the sick not to stop halfway. The fragile girl has become a real symbol of struggle and perseverance!

Interesting facts

It is curious that:

  • Mayer represented the American Heart Association;
  • against the backdrop of an instructive story, educational films were made to tell people about the impact;
  • many people were inspired by the strong spirit of the girl and overcame the consequences of a stroke;
  • according to some studies, women are more prone to strokes;
  • every 2 seconds in the world someone gets sick;
  • most strokes occur in autumn or early winter. The reason may be fluctuations in atmospheric pressure.

How to celebrate

Look at materials that reveal the essence and processes of stroke, inform your friends. When you know the enemy by sight, it is much easier to fight! Attend events dedicated to the date, make a donation to the fund. Send an email to Jackie Mayer and thank her for the important work she does every day.

When is Jackie Mayer Rehab Day in 2022?

Jackie Mayer Rehab Day is observed on October 6 each year.


Weekday Month Day Year
Thursday October 6 2022
Friday October 6 2023
Sunday October 6 2024
Monday October 6 2025
Tuesday October 6 2026

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