Strokes are the fifth leading cause of death in the state of South Carolina. According to the CDC, strokes took the lives of over 2,600 people in the Palmetto state in 2016 alone.
For individuals who survive a stroke, the road to recovery can be long and lined with obstacles. There are many federal and state resources available to assist those who have experienced a vascular insult to the brain. The Social Security Administration (SSA) offers financial assistance to some individuals who are no longer able to work as a result of the long-term effects of a stroke.