Hello my name is Donald Gaskins, age 56 and a stroke survivor times two. First stroke was June 2014, a Hemorrhagic stroke on left side of body.
My life changed on January 30, 2006. I was at work hosting a meeting when I began stumbling over my words. My tongue felt swollen so I continued stumbling as I read.
I had my stroke in April of 2015 in the early afternoon while on a train home from work.
I was 12 years old. (I am 26 now) I was living in Olympia, WA when it happend. The scariest thing was that it happend in my sleep. When I awoke, I felt as if my right arm was asleep.
My Stroke story Botox and upper limb spacicity
I travelled to Illinois from Southern California in late October 2015 for my 40th HS Reunion.
Picture taken May 8, 2015
Five weeks ago my life almost ended. It could have ended or it could have been changed in a big way. I had a stroke at 25, with no history of high blood pressure or any kind of health issues.
I had cerebellar stroke last April. I thank God every day that my husband and son reacted as quickly as they did. We live in a very rural area in Nebraska.
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