Meet 2017 Johnson & Johnson Health Fellow Francesca Fedeli, President of Fight The Stroke



Posted by globalgoodfund on June 14, 2017

We hope you are enjoying getting to know our 2017 changemakers through our blog series, "Social Entrepreneurs - They're Just Like Us!"  This week we are pleased to introduce you to Francesca Fedeli.

2017 Johnson & Johnson Health Fellow Francesca Fedeli is an accomplished speaker, social activist, mother and the President of Fight The Stroke. Fight The Stroke focuses on supporting causes related to young stroke survivors. Ten days after the birth of her son Mario, Francesca and her husband learned that he had suffered a stroke. 

An Interview With 2017 J&J Health Fellow Francesca Fedeli

Q:  What inspired you to start your social enterprise?

A:  Easy answer, our son Mario. We wanted to close the gap between research in neuroscience and available rehab solutions for children.

Q:  What was the most important lesson you learned as a child?

A:  There are always options. 

A:  If you could take a #selfie with anyone who would it be?

A:  My dad.

Q:  What your theme song?

A: I’ll be your mirror by Velvet Underground.

Q: How do you want to be remembered?

A:  As someone who continuously gave back what she learned, and as the person who defeated stroke in children.

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