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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
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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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Ann P.

Ann
Ann

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I had a stroke at the ripe old age of 34. At first, I didn't have a clue on how this happened and how it would forever change my life. I have left side weakness and paralysis. The hardest part for me, as well as for any survivor, is how to continue on with life as best I can. My two boys were seven and 11 at that time and involved in everything: baseball, soccer and cub scouts. I am married, but as the mom I was the official taxicab. I had a full time job and a household to run, so I didn't have time to whine and cry about my situation even though I wanted to.

I am still not like I was pre-stroke, but I am a lot better off than I was. I continue to work full time and run my household, not as quick as I did, but I get it done. My family and coworkers are great. I used to be very nervous about going anywhere by myself, but I have learned to suck it up and deal with it.

 

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