iSurvivor Lisa Deck, Stroke & Moyamoya Patient Advocate

Patient Leader

Lisa is a seasoned advocate, motivational speaker and Co-Founder of Sisters@Heart Foundation. a nonprofit whose mission is to improve the lives of those affected by heart disease and stroke. For years, Lisa has engaged as an advocate, lobbyist and volunteer with the American Heart Association and has served as a Go Red for Women National Spokesperson. With her first being 20 years ago, Lisa has survived four strokes and was finally correctly diagnosed with Moyamoya Disease after her last stroke four years ago. Lisa underwent double brain surgery to treat her rare disease far from home to restore her health. Today, Lisa speaks all over the country as a motivational survivor, patient advocate and stroke and heart health ambassador with hundreds of media engagements under her belt. She is also involved as a rare disease advocate with the Moyamoya Foundation & Rare New England. Lisa lives in Massachusetts with her husband and two children. To learn more about Lisa, visit or follow her on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.


North Attleboro, MA


Lifetime Achievement Patient Leader Hero

Her unbelievable resiliency, willingness to advocate, and awesome parent the whole time.  — Marc

Lisa is a tireless advocate for heart disease and stroke issues in the community. She has overcome many health crisis, and uses her experiences to help educate others.  — Kathleen

I look up to Lisa, as a mother, patient and advocate. I admire her work and all she has done for the Moyamoya community and those who've experienced the ups and downs of unreliable health.  — Eileen

iSurvivor Lisa Deck, Stroke & Moyamoya Patient Advocate

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