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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
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Bernard R.
Bernard R.
Survivor

Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
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Shannon A.
Shannon A.
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Cheryl M.

Cheryl
Cheryl

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I had a brain stem stroke with locked-in syndrome on November 14, 2001, at age 31. I spent five and a half months in various hospitals paralyzed from the neck down. After many years of rehabilitation, I am walking, talking, eating, and living on my own. I am also a full time student, mother of two, sister, friend, advocate, and more. In December of this year I will be graduating with my Bachelor's Degree in human services, and in August of 2012, I will begin graduate school to get my Master's Degree in social work. By the year 2014, I plan to be teaching at community college and to be a social worker somewhere in a clinical setting.

 

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