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Betsy V
A Survivor

I am a mother of two wonderful young girls (8 and 5), a wife to an incredibly supportive husband, a daughter to the most amazing parents one could ask for, a friend of many, a passionate runner, an

Bill S
A Caregiver or Family Member

On January 18, 2014 my mother had a devastating stroke.

ames j
A Survivor

I had a brain anerisme and I had surgery to repair it. I was told the surgery would be 4 hours.

GENELL P
A Survivor

On 6/15/15 I woke up feeling great, it was a Monday.  I went to work not having any clue that in about 3 hours my life was about to change forever.

Lea M
A Survivor

The day before Thanksgiving is always a busy day and this past year, 2014, was no different. I had a day of cooking and prepping for our family get together ahead of me.

Lucy A
A Survivor

Bloody pushchair, I thought as I puffed my way up Winchester high street, hot and bothered disapointed with my one purchase , a Paperchase birthday card.

Carol G
A Survivor

It began with the headaches that initially f

Megan M
A Survivor

Immediately after my stroke, my vocal chords were paralyzed and I was unable to swallow at all. I had a tracheotomy for 2 months and a peg tube [a tube used for feeding] for 10 months.

Henry F
A Survivor

My life has been greatly affected by dysphagia after I had my stroke. Everywhere I go, everywhere I am, I’m always choking on my own saliva. People say to me, “May we help you?

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