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Westmeath Man Wants Government To Help Increase Awareness Of Stroke

Pat Gaffney suffered a stroke back in 2010 while watching TV.

A Westmeath man is urging the government to fund an awareness campaign into spotting the signs of a stroke.

Mullingar's Pat Gaffney suffered a stroke in 2010 while watching TV at home - but his wife was quick to spot the symptoms, thanks to the FAST campaign, and called an ambulance straight away.

The FAST accronym is used to teach the steps in spotting a stroke - Face, Arms, Speech and Time.

Pat's now calling for the campaign to re-established to continue spreading awareness - and potentially save a life:

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