Amy Edmunds, Survivor since 2002, Founder & Chief Executive
Amy Edmunds experienced an ischemic stroke in 2002 at the age of 45, despite a healthy diet, frequent exercise and no obvious risk factors. Although her mother promptly recognized her symptoms, EMS denied Amy transport because she appeared too young to experience stroke. After being driven to the hospital by a family member, she waited over two hours for evaluation.
As a current resident of South Carolina, Amy played a key role in passage of the state’s Stroke System of Care Act of 2011. She is pictured here at inside the South Carolina General Assembly during the bill’s press conference event with Dr. Robert Adams, Medical University of South Carolina (MUSC), State Senator Darrell Jackson, Dr. Edward Jauch, MUSC, and Dr. Richard Foster, South Carolina Hospital Association.
After joining the faculty of Coastal Carolina University in 2010 as Lecturer, she launched the Campus & Community Research Collaborative in 2013 to bridge relationships between academic researchers and community organizations.