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Mary K.

May 26, 2015

I am ... A Survivor

Had my stroke in Nov. 2000, while teaching 6th grade at a Catholic school.  I went back to teaching in April 2001, and finished out the school year. The next year teaching 6th grade again, same school the teachers were afaried to have lunch with me. They thought they could get a stroke just by sitting near me. Needless to say after 7 years at that school they let me go, because they didn't know how to deal with me. I sud taught a few times, got involved with our local GRILC, Inc. There I joined a support group for people with a TBI.  I later got a job with the orginization. I worked there until 2010 July when it went out of business. Now it is 2011 and I'm out of work and can't find a job anywhere. No one wants to hier a cripple, or damaged goods. They think I will need a helper to do my job so they don't hier me. So I sit home. There is more to the story but not enough words or time to tell it all.

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