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Gallery Furniture Saving Lives Through The Mobile Stroke Unit

All too often daily life and the resulting cares and concerns are the only things that get thought about, the struggle to balance work, family, and friends is all consuming. That is, until tragedy strikes and life comes to a screeching halt because a friend, a family member, or even yourself is thrust into life and death emergency situations where every minute counts.

Strokes are the 5th leading cause of death and a leading cause of disability in America today. Strokes can strike young or old, thin or obese. The chances that you or someone you love will at some point suffer a stroke is extremely high. The worst part of a stroke isn’t even dying from it; it is suffering a stroke that robs the victim of their quality of life up to and including loss of speech and body paralysis, forcing the victim to rely on others for their caretaking.

Gallery Furniture realizes how important time and quality of life is to the Houston Community; that is why Gallery Furniture has made giving back to the people of Houston a priority in doing business alongside earning their trust, and delivering quality furniture Made in America TODAY. As a result, Gallery Furniture and Jim McIngvale saw a need to help those members of the Houston area to whom every minute in a life and death situation matters, and so Gallery Furniture became a primary funder of the first in the nation Mobile Stroke Unit, where the help that stroke victims require is sent to them. The Mobile Stroke Unit saves lives and helps to keep their quality of life by limiting or even preventing the side-effects of a stroke for those who fall victim to one.

This video tells the story of how the first Mobile Stroke Unit in the nation came to be in Houston.