The changes stroke can bring sometimes leave a survivor feeling like they lack a purpose. Survivor Delanie Stephenson wanted a purpose, and found one.
It was time for graduation day — one last session of physical and occupational therapy for final evaluations. Piece of cake, right? Wrong. Survivor Vince Selasky shares the "dance" of his stroke rehab experience.
Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie, offers his thoughts on job opportunities for some of the “helpful” people he’s experienced since his stroke.
“When I started to accept my life, my disabilities, and the losses, it opened the door for new possibilities and happiness.”
Comedian and stroke survivor, John Kawie has the perfect stroke survivor dog, Travis. But Travis has a friend …
Finley, my Golden Retriever service dog, was rescued as a puppy, but ultimately, I was the one rescued by him. He is a hard worker, always ready to do his job, a constant AND faithful companion.
Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie demonstrates how to take make the most of half-baked, wacky ideas.
Survivor Dirk Vlieks had completed more than 40 triathlons as he stood at the starting line of the Honu Half-Ironman on June 3, 2006. A stroke in the brain stem would prevent him from finishing that day. But it didn’t prevent him from doing everything he could to try again.
Stroke never only impacts the survivor, it touches all who care for them. Survivor Delanie Stephenson pens a touching letter of apology to her daughter, Katie, for all the ways Mom’s stroke changed their lives.
Survivor Denice DeAntonio didn’t think she was artistic and thought her stroke had left her too visually impaired to paint. Now she finds herself enjoying trips to the store for art supplies and gathering friends for painting parties.
Comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie imagines his morning routine as a series of Olympic events. Color commentator included.
I have been a caregiver most of my adult life, both professionally and personally. Not only am I the mother of two adult children, I worked in health care as a nurse for over 20 years. On December 6, 2008, I had a massive hemorrhagic stroke. After that fateful day, I was no longer the caregiver.