Young person is looking at an older person who has  facial weakness and an arm dangling by his side.

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Anthony smiling

Anthony and his granddad are chatting in the park when Anthony notices his granddad looks like he is having a stroke.

Young person is looking at an older person who has  facial weakness and an arm dangling by his side.

I really enjoy spending time with my granddad. We have a favourite park bench where we like to sit and catch up – especially on sunny days.

Young person is looking at an older person who has  facial weakness and an arm dangling by his side.

That day when I asked my granddad a question he didn’t answer straight away. I turned to look at him and realised something was seriously wrong.

Anthony has both arms raised. His grandad has his right arm raised.

Looking at him, slumped to one side, the word F.A.S.T came in to my mind, making me think to check for signs of a stroke.

Anthony has both arms raised. His grandad has his right arm raised.

Face – the left-hand side of his face had fallen.

Anthony has both arms raised. His grandad has his right arm raised.

Arms – I asked granddad to raise both his arms but he could only raise his right arm - not his left.

Anthony looking at his grandad who has  facial weakness and an arm dangling by his side.

Speech – he was trying to talk but I couldn't understand what he was trying to say.

Anthony holds a phone with 999 on its screen.

Time - I knew it was time to call 999.

Anthony is on the phone, looking at his watch and his grandad.

I phoned 999, answered the person’s questions about granddad and told them where we were.

Anthony is on the phone, looking at his watch and his grandad.

I explained how I had used the F.A.S.T test and that I thought he was having a stroke.

Anthony looking at his grandad who has  facial weakness and an arm dangling by his side.

While we waited for the ambulance I kept talking to granddad. I reassured him that help was on the way and that he would be okay.

Anthony looking at his grandad who has  facial weakness and an arm dangling by his side.

We haven’t taken a walk in the park for a while, but I know doing that F.A.S.T test helped save his life.

Anthony’s granddad was very confused and upset. How would you reassure someone in this situation to make them feel safe?

Anthony used the F.A.S.T test to help his granddad. What does it stand for?

The T in F.A.S.T stands for Time. Time to do what?

Anthony looking at his grandad who has  facial weakness and an arm dangling by his side.

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Take action: If someone is having a stroke, call 999.

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