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, who participated in various events and had a lot of fans. She was Miss Ohio (1962) and Miss America (1963). On Thanksgiving Day, 7 years after receiving the last award, Jackie had a stroke and was rushed to the hospital, fighting for her life. Fortunately, she survived but had to work hard to learn how to walk, talk and move confidently again, even 30 years later. Now, Jackie is a motivational speaker who has been helping patients and their families for over 20 years. In her honor, a holiday was created to bring people together and inspire the sick not to give up. Jackie has become a symbol of determination and perseverance!
- Jackie represented the American Heart Association.
- Educational films were made to inform people about the impact of a stroke.
- People have been inspired by her strength and have overcome the consequences of a stroke.
- Studies have shown that women are more prone to strokes.
- Every 2 seconds in the world someone gets sick.
- Most strokes occur in autumn or early winter, which could be due to fluctuations in atmospheric pressure.
How to take part
To take part in the celebration of Jackie Mayer Rehab Day, here are some things you can do:
- Look into materials that reveal the essence and processes of stroke, inform your friends and family.
- Attend events dedicated to the date.
- Make a donation to the fund.
- Send an email to Jackie Mayer to thank her for the important work she does every day.
When is Jackie Mayer Rehab Day in 2023?
Jackie Mayer Rehab Day is observed on October 6 each year.