Daryn Firicano - Caregiver

Daryn Firicano

My name is Melissa and I had a stroke 3 years ago at the age of 32.

The doctors think it was caused by the birth control I had taken for years. My stroke happened on Christmas Eve. My boyfriend (now my husband) and I had been watching a movie. Daryn then took our dog for a walk. I went to use the bathroom and then just fell over. I couldn’t move or talk. I hit my eye on the side table. When Daryn came in, he called for me and then noticed me with tears and fear in my eyes. Daryn called 911 right away.

Without him I don’t know what would have happened to me. We had just moved to Las Vegas 3 months before from Massachusetts. I owe my life to Daryn, and I want him to be recognized as a ‘stroke hero’ because he is my hero.


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Do you have a Stroke Hero in your Life? 

Who has made a major impact in your post-stroke life? Who has gone above and beyond? Whether it’s to recognize small encouragements or big gestures, now’s your chance to say thanks.