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

27/Jan/2014

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?

 

Call 911!

 

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

 

Call 911!

 

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

 

Call 911!