Victor Lesisz
Parallel Strokes

AwardHonorable Mention

SchoolTrinity High School

CityGarfield Heights, Ohio

TeacherMary Anne Kovacs

InternMatthew Nied


Writer's Statement

My poem illustrates the ramifications of medical response time in cases of stroke. In this instance, an arbitrary character experiences a sudden onset of stroke-related symptoms and is able to react promptly. The outcome, however, is dependent upon the efficiency of Emergency Medical Services. This is demonstrated in two endings: one where the patient receives immediate attention, and an alternate ending, where the window of time for proper treatment is missed.


Matthew Nied

Reaction Time to Ischemic Stroke and Education Overview for the Communities Surrounding Marymount: Implications and Outcome