Hi I am Matt and I am 16 years old. I had a stroke either in utero or when I was an infant. Living life after a Stroke can be difficult at times but it's all about perserverance. The stroke weakened my left side leaving me with foot drop and a weak left hand/arm. In the past I received physical, occupational, and speech therapy. My thearpists have helped me a lot and I am very grateful for them. In 10th grade, I started running cross country and although I wasn't the fastest on the team, it gave me confidence. Now, I am about to enter my senior year of high school and I am nervous yet excited for what is yet to come. Even though my life has been more challenging than others, it makes me take a step back and realize how fortunate I am to be alive.
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