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C.L.

January 11, 2011

I am ... A Survivor

I've been a T-9 paraplegic since 1978 but was fortunate to have been employed by a large chemical company since 1969. My career ended on January 12, 2008 when I suffered a right brain stroke. I delayed going to the hospital because I thought I was developing the flu. My wife encouraged me to look in a mirror and I did...my mouth was drooping. She called 911 and I was rushed to the hospital. I awakened the next morning to learn I could not move my left arm or speak clearly. The folks at Robert Wood Johnson saved my life. I rehabilitated at Kessler and after a grueling rehab, I recovered use of my arm

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