iSurvivor Lisa Deck

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 Committee Member in Rare New England, a nonprofit dedicated to spreading awareness and providing education to stakeholders in the rare disease community. 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

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

Past Awards Participation

2018 WEGO Health Awards


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