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Overcoming the Stigma of Stroke

Lisa O’Neill Hill
Wednesday, March 11, 2015

It can be challenging to overcome the stigma associated with stroke.After Kathi Gilbert had a stroke, her brothers thought she wouldn’t be able to make decisions about their parents’ estate. “I was capable of having opinions and good opinions,” Gilbert, 58, a three-time stroke survivor and former elementary school librarian, said. “That was very frustrating for me because they just assumed because I had had a stroke I was never going to get better.”

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