Stroke Onward

Steve Zuckerman and Debra Meyerson on their tandem bike

Stroke survivor Debra Meyerson is a former Stanford University professor and the author of Identity Theft: Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke.

Debra and Steve Zuckerman, her husband of 33 years and “carepartner,” founded the nonprofit Stroke Onward to help survivors, families and caregivers navigate the emotional journey to rebuild their identities and rewarding lives.

In this periodic column, they share their experiences, insights and expertise.


Deb and Steve Zuckerman

More experiences and insights from Debra and Steve’s post-stroke journey

Adventures: A step beyond engagement

July 5, 2022 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

Life Engagement: Happy, sad, and crucial to recovery

May 12, 2022 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

Stroke Across America

Mar 2, 2022 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

The Power of Sharing Your Story

Dec 6, 2021 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

Adaptation, Compromise and Identity

Oct 4, 2021 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

Fun, Friends and Community

Jun 30, 2021 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

Small Wins Add Up

Apr 29, 2021 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

Rebuilding Identity: A critical step in recovery

Mar 11, 2021 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

What Do You Mean by ‘Recovery?’

Jan 6, 2021 | By Debra Meyerson and Steve Zuckerman

Did We Have a Stroke?

Oct 29, 2020 | By Steve Zuckerman

The Hardest Part of My Recovery: Rebuilding my identity as a survivor with disabilities

Sep 28, 2020 | By Debra Meyerson (with Steve Zuckerman)

Stroke Onward logo

The American Stroke Association is collaborating with Stroke Onward to support stroke survivors and their carepartners in their emotional recovery.