At age 43,I suffered a hemorragic stroke. I had no previous health problems and no warnings. When I woke up 5 days later I was like a new born baby. I had to relearn everything including how to sit up. I was in St. Anthony Hospital Rehab Unit for 27 days trying to relearn how to function on a daily basis. I am 5 years out and doing great. I am a peer visitor talking to other stroke Survivor, I'm on the Advisory Board at the AHA talking to my local legislators,volenteer for the OK Brain Inj. Assoc and run a sucessful AVON business. I was unable to return to work but have found my volenteering helps not only others but myself included. I have done promotional photo shoots for St. Anthony Hosp. and have done an interview with one of our local television stations. All of this I hope brings awareness that strokes can strike anyone. A photo will follow.
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