Reflections of two MGH Youth Scholars after their four-week session learning about strokes from the MGH Neurology Department.
Neurology Session for MGH Youth Scholars Inspires Poem
By Samantha Eligene and Kelsey Dupont, both 10th graders at Revere High School
When one hand reaches for the sky
But the other is stuck by their side
When the words sit at the tip of their tongue
But the actual syllables just won't come.
If a droopy face looks upon you
What are you suppose to do?
When the blood stops reaching their brain
It may cause a bit of pain
As fatty substances block the flow
Of what makes them able to go
When a vessel suddenly bursts
You know who to call first
So doctors can see inside
With a cat scan or MRI
If it's Ischemic or hemorrhagic
And then work their magic
To make their patient feel brand new
Just like they always do
If you want to help save the day,
You know what they say