Alan felt unwell before bed, and struggled to sleep through the night. The following morning he experienced weakness in his arms and difficulty walking and talking, but it was not until he looked in the mirror that he realised his face was fallen on the left hand side.
Luckily Alan had seen the Act F.A.S.T. advertisement, recognised the signs and thought he was having a stroke. Alan's wife quickly rang for an ambulance and he was taken to hospital.
"If I hadn't seen the Act F.A.S.T. advert I would not have known to call an ambulance. As a result of dialing 999 so quickly, the specialist stroke unit was waiting and able to treat me immediately on arrival. I'm glad to say, I've made an almost complete recovery!"