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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
Survivor

Kyle R.
Kyle R.
Survivor

Babe & Jean
Babe & Jean
Caregiver & Family

Emily D.
Emily D.
Survivor

Pamela B.


Survivor

At age 43, I suffered a hemorrhagic stroke. I had no previous health problems and no warnings. When I woke up five days later, I was like a new born baby. I had to relearn everything, including how to sit up. I was in a hospital rehab unit for 27 days, trying to relearn how to function on a daily basis.

I am five years out and doing great. I am a peer visitor talking to other stroke survivors, I'm on the Advisory Board at the AHA talking to my local legislators, volunteer for the OK Brain Inj. Association, and run a successful AVON business. I was unable to return to work but have found that my volunteering helps not only others, but myself. I have done promotional photo shoots for a local hospital and have done an interview with one of our local television stations.

All of this I hope brings awareness that strokes can strike anyone.

 

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