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Rachel H.

July 24, 2015

I am ... A Survivor

At th age of 33, I was a wife to a beloved husband and mother of two beautiful young children.  I was submerged in my profession as a paralegal.  I was training with my husband for my first half marathon.  Then, on October 1, 2009, I suffered my stroke.  In a instant, I went from being very active and independent to not being able to see nor walk and dependent upon others to make it through the days.  I went through months of rehab and with many prayers, support from my family and dear friends and a very special Christmas wish from my daughter, I started walking just days before Christmas.  Now after just 15 months of my survival, I have realized the true meaning of a survivor.  Like many others, I am a changed person and my survival is a trophy that will forever shine amongst my family.  And I did it, a year from my stroke, I competed and completed my first half marathon! Amen.


you give me such great encouragement! thank you for sharing your story and congratulations on making the marathon#

Rachel - this is such an incredible story. I want to learn more as a fellow stroke survivor.

Thank you.



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