Text Size

A A A

Search


 


Faces of Stroke - Logo 100px  transparent

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

Vincent T.

Vince
Vince

Survivor

A Winnable Challenge

My name is Vince. I was 34 years old when I suffered my stroke in Charleston SC. My Neurosurgeon classified it as a hemorrhagic stroke. A artery burst on the right side of my brain near the brain stem. That was 3 years ago. Part of me is angry because it happened. It turned everyday tasks into a challenge. The Neurosurgeon called my friend Daphne after I got to the hospital and told her I wasn't going to make it. She is the mother of my child. I am a very, very proud parent of an 11 year old. I was surrounded by friends and family and didn't even realize it. Everyone was supportive. I was in the hospital for a month and admitted to an inpatient rehab facility thereafter. Then I moved NJ for about 8 months with my parents, then back to Charleston, then to Newnan GA to be physically closer with my boy. My friends and family say they can see a positive difference all around considering what happened. I credit the guy upstairs with my recovery. It may be a slow process, but it is happening. I've been in GA for 15 months and I am enjoying every minute. Although some things are difficult, overall, I am lucky, very lucky to be here. I am living proof that surviving a stroke is a winnable challenge for most of us. Dr. Cuddy, Erin and Paul, thank you for getting my survival started so I can enjoy the next 100 years!!!

 

All active news articles
Share in FacebookLinkedInTwitter
Share on Facebook
Cancel
Share on MySpace
Cancel
Share on Twitter
A short URL will be added to the end of your Tweet.

Cancel
Share on LinkedIn
Cancel

Share by

Display of the Faces of Stroke stories does not imply National Stroke Association's endorsement of any product, treatment, service or entity. National Stroke Association strongly recommends that people ask a healthcare professional about diagnosis and treatment questions before using any product, treatment or service. The views expressed through the stories reflect those of the authors and do not reflect the opinion of National Stroke Association.

Printer Friendly Version

National Stroke Awareness logo

Faces of Stroke

National Stroke Association

1-800-STROKES
1-800-787-6537
9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112
info@stroke.org

Stroke Help Line logo