Orange Popsicle Week raises awareness about strokes in young people

KANSAS CITY, Mo. - A Kansas City woman is working to raise awareness about strokes in young people.

Amy Wooddell created National Orange Popsicle Week.

She suffered a stroke at 24 and one of the first things she was able to ask for was an orange Popsicle.

“When I was recovering, I wasn’t finding anyone who understood I’m 24 I’ve got a life and career ahead of me and it’s not like I can retire early; 24 is a little early to retire,” she said.

This week, there are several events to celebrate the week, including a popsicle giveaway at the Rehabilitation Institute of Kansas City.

On Friday, there will be scavenger hunts, booths and of course, popsicles at the J.C. Nichols Fountain on the Plaza. The city will also dye the fountain orange in honor of the week.

Saturday the group will hold a car show and wrap party at Homer’s Coffee House in Overland Park.

You can participate in National Orange Popsicle Week by learning the signs of a stroke and educating people around you.

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