Anthony looks worried as he sees his grandad is having a stroke

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Anthony is smiling

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

Anthony looks worried as he sees his grandad is having a stroke

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.

Anthony looks worried as he sees his grandad is having a stroke

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 gestures at his grandad to hold both arms up. His grandad is only holding one arm up

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 gestures at his grandad to hold both arms up. His grandad is only holding one arm up

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

Anthony gestures at his grandad to hold both arms up. His grandad is only holding one arm up

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

Anthony reassures his grandad, who is having a stroke

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

Anthony dials 999 on his mobile phone

Time - I knew it was time to call 999.

Anthony calls 999 and is looking at his watch

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

Anthony calls 999 and is looking at his watch

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

Anthony reassures his grandad, who is having a stroke

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 reassures his grandad, who is having a stroke

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 could he reassure him 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 reassures his grandad, who is having a stroke

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

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