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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
Survivor

Reciprocal Empowerment
Reciprocal Empowerment
Healthcare Professional

Daily Inspiration
Daily Inspiration
Stroke Survivor

Sheila H.
Sheila H.
Survivor

Ericka Megan T. P.


Survivor

Two weeks before her wedding, Ericka had a deep brain hemorrhagic bleed of unknown cause. She had been admitted to the hospital five days earlier for kidney failure, but the bleed and subsequent stroke occurred at discharge. So far, no connection between the two events can be found. However, if she had not been in the hospital, she is likely to have not survived. She was able to get immediate treatment and surgery. Five days later, the neurologist pronounced that she would need 24 hour care the rest of her life. That was April 2009. Today she is driving, continuing with visual/physical/occupational/speech therapies; she has full cognitive abilities though she is mildly aphasic. She and now husband, Ty, have begun ranching in central Texas. Her story is chronicled on www.caringbridge.org/visit/erickat.

 

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