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Robert M

I am … a Survivor. By Robert “Bam, Bam” Martinez Tell us a little bit about yourself. I am a father, husband, business owner and an avid dog lover. My three fur babies named Dallas an Australian Shepard, Klondike a Husky, and Olly a three-year-old Husky we recently rescued. I have always been a fitness

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I am … a Survivor. I am 34 years old, a wife to Morgan and mummy to Ava and George.  I was a lawyer but have been a stay at home mum for nearly nine years now, which is slightly scary.  I have loved it and I would count it as a job because I

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Tracy L

I am … a Survivor. My name is Tracy.  I am a stroke survivor – but I shouldn’t be. I had a whole body/brain stroke in 2013. Both sides were affected, not just one as we typically hear of. My stroke occured in the brain stem. The absolutely worst place to have a stroke. A

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Seanna K

I am … a Survivor. I am Seanna and I am 31 years old. 6 years ago, 2 weeks shy of my 25th birthday, my entire life changed. I warn everyone now, this is a very, very long story. I woke up and it was a totally normal day. I had work at 3, so

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Claudia F

I am … a Survivor. Entry #1 – Claudia Fortunato-Napolitano Hello, my name is Claudia Fortunato-Napolitano. Eighteen months ago, at the age of only thirty-four, I suffered from a stroke. It was a surprise, to say the least, and I am still recovering today.  Here at John’s Crazy Socks, we want to show what’s possible.

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Cynthia W.

I am … a Survivor. I had a Hemorrhagic Stroke on June 29, 2013, I just turned 50 yrs old in January that same year. Me & my 77 yr old mother was just getting ready to leave church, which was a 45 minute drive from my home. I felt alittle light headed & tired,

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Jake P

I am … a Caregiver or Family Member. Jake was 16 months old when he started acting sick. He had a fever of 104, slept for 36 hours straight, and kept walking into things on his left side. When he started having seizures, we took him to 3 different ERs before we got the diagnosis

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Agnes A

I am … a Survivor. People are in disbelieve that I made it through this event. It started in July of 2018 when I had the worst headache of my life cliche. My husband noticed I was walking into walls and seemed very disoriented. I had no numbness droop or dizziness I even took a

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Terry G

I am … a Survivor. I was 41 when i had my first stroke and im now 42. I have apparently had a couple of thrm. My vision is impaired and my memory is terrible. I had my stroke in a shop and never realised what was happening. My speech got all funny and i

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Gary N

I am … A Survivor. I’m 63 years old, and I’ve been retired for 1 ½ years. Saturday, July 14, 2018, started perfectly normal. I drove to the new Raleigh Union Station. I walked around the inside and outside of the station with no problems or difficulties. I came back home around noon. After lunch,

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Charles T

I am … Other. Charles Robert Tieman 1958-2017 My brother Charles suffered a stroke to his brain stem on April 23, 2017 and was placed on life suport in Houston Texas. My brother was found on the street and it took a couple days to find out who his family was. Unfortunately due to the

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Kay T

I am … Other. Kay Francis Rocekfeller-Tieman 1934-2018 On October 16, 2017 only a little over 6 months after my brother Charlie had his stroke on his brain stem I found my mom after she suffered a stroke on her left cerebellum. For 2 weeks she was totally out of it, very confused, could not

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Gina B.

I am … a Caregiver or Family Member. My dad, Danny Brown, had a stroke six years ago at age 61. Physically, he’s in the best shape since high school, but he suffered cognitive effects that have altered his life, our life. There’s only so much that can be done medically to help him regain

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Lorissa C

I am … a Survivor. I’m a 37 year old female now. I had a brainstem stroke on Sept 10 2016 when I was 35. I had went to New York City to participate in a 5k with my best friend It was a hot day. We made it to the 2nd obstacle and it

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Alejandra H

I am … a Survivor. Hello everyone, my name is alejandra i am a 29 year old stroke survivor, the day i suffered my stroke i was with some friends o e of them had asked me fr a ride to run an arrand as i was dri ing i started to feel odd and

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John F

I am … a Survivor. On June 6th, 2018 my world changed in an instant. Having worked in the structural pest control industry for 30 years I was acclimated to varying outdoor temperatue conditions. It was hot that day and after completing my exterior service, I handed my customer his invoice. Immediately I was onset

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Eric S

I am … a Survivor. Second Chance in Life (After A Stroke) By Ericson Sanchez F. Scott Fitzgerald once wrote, “There are no second acts in American lives.” That one sentence has practically become Fitzgerald’s legacy in a nutshell, but my own life has proved how definitively untrue it is. Even in catastrophic circumstances, there

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Sonyia G

I am … a Survivor. Hi my name is Sonyia Smith Griffin I’m 34 years old and i’m a stroke survivor. On may 26, 2017 me and my family ws leaving mcdonads in I remember telling my niece I feel like I’m about to faint. So we all rush to car to go home and

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Ebony T

I am … a Survivor. EBONY- The story of a young stroke survivor I am Ebony, a mother, an artist and a stroke survivor. I want to take a moment to tell you about my journey of recovery. First let me say, I was very ignorant to the knowledge of strokes and believed that only

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Sandy H

I am … a Survivor. I had my stroke at 57, cerebellum that left my left side weak and memory and cognitive problems. But I came home determined to become 100 percent again. I began walking p, first with my walker, then cane, then walking stick.  Soon progressed to 3,4 miles daily. Ate better, quit

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Mayda G

I am … a Survivor. At age 41, I survived an AVM/Stroke I had to basically relearn all the necessities needed for life. Now at age 51, I’m independent once more and living to tell my story. It was a very horriable feeling for a single mother of two, my son in college and my

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Brad B

I am … a Survivor. Stroke Survivor. Hi, I’m Brad.62yo I had my stroke 4th of July weekend 2013 (57yo) what a mess. I didn’t know what FACE was. I wish I did. I started out one day dragging my left foot and dangling my left arm. I went to bed that night as normal.

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Matthew D.

I am … a Survivor. I am a 37 year old firefighter from Milwaukee. I am married with one son. In January of 2018, i had an ischemic stroke while on duty at the firehouse. My right arm went completely numb, and i lost all ability to speak. Luckily, my legs still worked and i

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Jasmine H.

I am … a Survivor. At the age 17 I suffered a stroke. I had a massive blood clot that covered the entire backside of my brain and went into my left jugular vein. The pressure from the clot caused a blood vessel in my brain to burst and bleed. I had what the doctors

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Julie J

I am … a Survivor. It was 6am on March 11, 2017. I had a fun filled day planned – dress shopping with my girlfriend followed by a night out on the town with my husband in D.C. We woke up that morning with excitement for the day! That quickly changed. My husband & I