Victor Lesisz
Parallel Strokes

AwardHonorable Mention


SchoolTrinity High School


CityGarfield Heights, Ohio


TeacherMary Anne Kovacs


InternMatthew Nied


GenrePoem

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.

Researchers

Matthew Nied

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