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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
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Tracey E.
Tracey E.
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Reciprocal Empowerment
Reciprocal Empowerment
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Daily Inspiration
Daily Inspiration
Stroke Survivor

Sheila H.
Sheila H.
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C.L.

C.L.
C.L.

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I have been a T-9 paraplegic since 1978, but was fortunate enough to have been employed by a large chemical company since 1969. My career ended on January 12, 2008 when I suffered a right brain stroke. I delayed going to the hospital because I thought I was developing the flu. My wife encouraged me to look in a mirror...and my mouth was drooping. She called 911 and I was rushed to the hospital. I awakened the next morning to learn that I could not move my left arm, or speak clearly. The folks at the hospital saved my life. I rehabilitated and after a grueling rehab, I recovered use of my arm.

 

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