My name is Amanda and at 46 years old I began a journey that has created a path that I would have never expected. I am married and have three children and our first grandson due in May. On July 6, 2014 I had an acute stroke in the thalimus of my brain. After several tests it was determined that I had previously had a stroke that had not left side effects. The second stroke left me with a lot of weakness on my right side, unable to walk and vision problems. I have completed stroke therapy and can now walk without assistance and use my right arm and hand. I still have a lot of fatigue. But I am able to work part time. I am blessed to be able to enjoy my life. I have a lot to be thankful for. I am blessed beyond measure. Although my path has a new direction, I hope to embrace each new day and focus on getting stronger each day.
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