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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
Survivor

Lauren C.
Lauren C.
Survivor

Lori K.
Lori K.
Survivor

Liane W.
Liane W.
Survivor

Jesse G.

Jesse
Jesse

Survivor

I am a stroke survivor. I have had two strokes, I have memory loss, and can hardly see out of my left eye. I am now going to therapy in order to try and regain some of what I lost from my stroke. It started in 1995. I had a massive heart attack, I have over 12 stents, and four years ago I had a four-way bypass. Then on October 23, 2010, I had my first stroke, and then suffered another minor stroke one month after.

I did not know I could have a stroke at 47 years old.

Through all of this, God has been my rock. He has lifted me up and showed me He is in control. I've been sad going in and out of hospitals, but He keeps showing me that He is in control. My dad is a survivor too, and my brother had a massive heart attack last year at age 50. All of this has happened to my family in October and December strangely enough.

My doctor said I should be on medicine for depression, especially if I am having thoughts of suicide, because it is normal for my age and after everything I have gone through. But I said no, I don't have bad thoughts or feel depressed. I told her that I go to church, and have God, and she just looked at me funny...

 

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