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Jodi C.
Jodi C.
Survivor

Tracey E.
Tracey E.
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Shannon A.
Shannon A.
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Bob B.
Bob B.
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Owen R.
Owen R.
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John T.


Survivor

Hemorrhagic Stroke Survivor

Three years after my stroke recovering ever so slowly.

I was working in West Virginia when I awoke one morning and felt somewhat dizzy. I didn't realize it but I had just had a hemorrhagic stroke. I contacted my ex-wife who was in Alabama. She was an ex-nurse and recognized the symptoms. She immediately had me call for help.

She never told me or anyone who came to my aid that I had a stroke. She
immediately demanded that I be taken to the hospital where my stroke was diagnosed. Her actions saved my life for which I am eternally thankful.

Unfortunately, the financial consequences were disastrous. I lost everything I had ever worked for. I'm still alive but forced to struggle financially. I do not forsee a pretty ending to this story.

 

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