Hello, my name is Wayne Blumberg and I had a stroke a the age of 40 on May 9, 2015. It was at my place of employment at the time and I remember coming to while the EMT's were there and being asked questions and not be able to answer them but also not knowing why I couldn't answer them. So that day I had a series of tests done and also the following week. As the medical process continued I was very humbled and grateful of the tremendous medical care I was receiving all the way down to my last visit at the warfarin clinic. The next two years I was able to do some soul searching for myself and others that have gone through this same ordeal. Now I am proud to say I rose up and made the decision to pursue a life of help and guidance for others by deciding to dedicate my life to medicine. I will be starting my schooling for my ultimate goal of receiving my MD and aiding in Cardiovasular Disease and Stroke research. I am not doing this just for myself for YOU as well. You are not alone and together we WILL RISE UP and make every day count!