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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
Survivor

Reciprocal Empowerment
Reciprocal Empowerment
Healthcare Professional

Daily Inspiration
Daily Inspiration
Stroke Survivor

Sheila H.
Sheila H.
Survivor

Dannie B.


Survivor

At age 43 I thought I was too young to have a stroke, but a stroke can happen to anyone at any age.

I'm a US Army veteran who served 13 years. I was diagnosed with high blood pressure during my deployment in Desert Storm. In April 2004 I suffered a stroke, it was devastating and life changing for me. I am now 52 and on kidney dialysis 3 times a week and surviving by the grace of God. Watching what you eat is very important and if you smoke, stop. Take care of your body, you only get one.

 

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