Sarah was an avid reader before the stroke.
- Nine thousand New Zealanders every year have a stroke
- About 2500 Kiwis die every year from strokes, making it the third largest killer in New Zealand
- Ten percent of deaths occur in people under 65
- Twenty-five percent of strokes occur in those under 65
- There are an estimated 60,000 stroke survivors in New Zealand
- One in five New Zealanders has high blood pressure, a major contributor to stroke.