Text Size

A A A

Search


 


Faces of Stroke - Logo 100px  transparent

Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
Survivor

Shannon A.
Shannon A.
Family

Bob B.
Bob B.
Survivor

Owen R.
Owen R.
Survivor

Wesley W.


Survivor

Wes is a 39-year-old male stroke survivor. More than that, he is an inspiration to so many others. While in college, he suffered a brainstem stroke at age 27 which left him confined to a wheelchair yet determined to live his life to the fullest. Wes states, "I see whatever I've had to deal with as the price of admission." Ten years later, he returned to college, accepting countless challenges: relying on public transportation to get him to school on time, hoping for patience from his peers and professors as he speaks with severe dysarthria and the endless hours of typing lengthy assignments one keystroke at a time. Wes conquered college earning himself two bachelor's degrees and a desire to pursue additional education. Despite the fact that his life and recreational sports career were interrupted by his stroke, Wes approaches life with a smile and a positive attitude, expecting no sympathy or special privileges.

 

All active news articles
Share in FacebookLinkedInTwitter
Share on Facebook
Cancel
Share on MySpace
Cancel
Share on Twitter
A short URL will be added to the end of your Tweet.

Cancel
Share on LinkedIn
Cancel

Share by

Display of the Faces of Stroke stories does not imply National Stroke Association's endorsement of any product, treatment, service or entity. National Stroke Association strongly recommends that people ask a healthcare professional about diagnosis and treatment questions before using any product, treatment or service. The views expressed through the stories reflect those of the authors and do not reflect the opinion of National Stroke Association.

Printer Friendly Version

National Stroke Awareness logo

Faces of Stroke

National Stroke Association

1-800-STROKES
1-800-787-6537
9707 E. Easter Lane, Suite B
Centennial, CO 80112
info@stroke.org

Stroke Help Line logo