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Emily B.

May 26, 2015

I am ... A Survivor

Before I was twenty years old, I had survived three strokes.  These strokes completely changed my life, but it was being a stroke survivor that has completely changed me.  I couldn't help that I had the strokes, but I did have a hand in what I did after, and that is what I reflect on most often.  It started with my first steps in rehabilitation and my journey has taken off from there.  I took all the grief of what I had lost and channeled that into helping others never have to go through the same thing.  Through raising money for research, lobbying congress, and sharing my story, I hope that someday, a girl just like me will get the proper treatment before she has to go through the pain of having a stroke.  It is with that wish that I strive everyday to help myself and others affected by stroke to not only survive, but thrive.  I hope to take these efforts to the next level by representing the pediatric stroke survivor crowd in Faces of Stroke 2011.

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