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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
Survivor

Elizabeth H.
Elizabeth H.
Survivor

Shannon A.
Shannon A.
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Bob B.
Bob B.
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Renee N.


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On April 30 of 2009 I experienced a stroke.  My roommate was home and found me, and quickly called 911. I am a single mother of two children, Takoda (10) and Malakai (7). My family was amazing. They came and took care of my boys while I was in the ICU. I stayed there for approximately six weeks, and then was transferred to a rehab facility in Pomona, California where I stayed for an additional four weeks. I had to learn to walk again. 

I can't begin to tell you how thankful I am for my family who was amazing during this time. They kept the normal routine for my boys while I was recovering. I was 36 when this happened. I went back to work in less than a year. The only side effect I have, is foot drop on my left leg. I am extremely thankful to be alive!

 

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