CENTENNIAL, Colo. - The National Stroke Association presented Bob Newbold, a stroke survivor from Newington, with its prestigious RAISE (Raising Awareness in Stroke Excellence) Award.
“We were inspired by the many nominations we received from individuals and groups who work year-round to raise awareness for stroke prevention and recovery,” said Robyn Moore, CEO of the National Stroke Association. “Bob’s contributions to the stroke community stood out among the many nominations we received from across the United States and we are proud of his accomplishments on the front lines of stroke.”
Newbold was one of eight recipients of the RAISE Awards, earning his award in the new Outstanding Stroke Survivor category.
On March 20, 2017, Newbold woke up well and went to work. Around 1:20 p.m., his co-workers heard a loud thud and found him on the ground, awake and alert, but unable to speak or move his right side. Thanks to fast acting co-workers and high-quality medical care Newbold received at Hartford Hospital, he was able to make a swift recovery from his stroke.
Being aware of how fortunate he was for his exceptional care, Newbold has made it his mission to help spread awareness of stroke recognition and the importance of getting to the hospital as quickly as possible. In the few months that have passed since his stroke, he met with the American Medical Response paramedic crew who treated him to personally thank them for such a speedy delivery to the hospital.
He spoke to over 100 people at Hartford Hospital’s annual stroke survivor conference in May.
He has been interviewed by reporters and had articles published in three local papers, and has given talks to local community groups with one of those being recorded for local broadcast.
The seventh annual RAISE Awards are presented by the only national organization devoted 100 percent to stroke.
The awards honor individuals and groups working on the front lines of stroke prevention and awareness.
The National Stroke Association was founded in 1984 to support stroke rehabilitation and prevention efforts.