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Jacquelyn Mayer
Sandusky, Ohio

Jackie suffered a stroke in 1970, which left her paralyzed and without speech. Today, she considers herself 90% recovered and travels throughout the country as a motivational speaker. Because of her efforts on behalf of stroke survivors, she has been recognized by many prestigious awards including The Award of Hope and Courage given by the National Stroke Association and has filmed many videos about stroke awareness including A Different Kind of Beauty for the American Heart Association. Jackie is the author of a bimonthly article entitled "Jackie's Corner" in the Be Stroke Smart publication of NSA. Jackie was inducted into the Ohio Women's Hall of Fame and dedicated The Jackie Mayer Rehab and Skilled Nursing Center at Providence Hospital in her hometown of Sandusky, Ohio. In the spring of 2001, Jackie was awarded the first ever Honorary Doctorate Degree from Lourdes College in Sylvania, OH. She has two children, Bill, a Vice President of an Internet company and Kelly, a TV news anchor/reporter.

You can visit Jackie's website at www.jackiemayer.com

What She's Doing Now

A motivational speaker on Stroke, Jackie recently spoke at the inauguration of Sister Nancy Linenkugel as President of Chatfield College in Ohio received an Honorary Doctorate of Public Service from Lourdes College in Sylvania, Ohio and had Erie County’s Route 2 dedicated as the “Jackie Mayer, Miss America Highway”.


Jacquelyn Mayer, Miss America 1963

Jacquelyn Mayer, Miss America 1963

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