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Belinda H
A Survivor

It was Friday the 23rd of October 2015. It had been the end of a great afternoon with friends, playing in the park with my children and eating icream. When we got home we hung Halloween decrorations in the yard. It was 6.30pm on a Friday night and I was standing in the kitchen, my four children running around excited...

Julie J
A Survivor

It was 6am on March 11, 2017. I had a fun filled day planned - dress shopping with my girlfriend followed by a night out on the town with my husband in D.C.

Kristen K
A Survivor

I was a normal healthy child, until one morning I woke up and I had left sided weakness. I was only 8 years old when I found out I had a stroke. As far as I can remember I had no warning signs.

Kayla A
A Survivor

Ten years ago I was a student at The University of Texas at Austin.  I was thriving academically, happy, healthy and an avid runner.  Needless to say life was wonderful.  Little did I know my exist

Julie O
A Survivor

On Halloween night 2017, I was trick-or-treating with my daughter and I suddenly started to lose vision in my right eye.  I wasn't sick, nor dizzy.  I didn't have a headache, nor was I nausious so

Marilyn  C
A Survivor

I am an RN, at the age of 64. I had my stroke. It affected the right side of my body and my speech.

Margaret J
A Survivor

Surviving and Thriving

By Margaret Johnson as told to Linda Chism

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