On September 22 2008 I suffered a severe Ischemic stroke which left the left side of my body paralyzed and my speech impaired. I was 43 years old, active, and athletic. Now what? From that moment I had the choice of giving up and allowing this event to completely change and ruin my life or fight back and make my body work again.
Drawing upon my own inner strength, I began the long road back by focusing on physical, occupational, and speech therapy. I was determined to use my left side again and