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Ann P.



I had a stroke at the ripe old age of 34. At first, I didn't have a clue on how this happened and how it would forever change my life. I have left side weakness and paralysis. The hardest part for me, as well as for any survivor, is how to continue on with life as best I can. My two boys were seven and 11 at that time and involved in everything: baseball, soccer and cub scouts. I am married, but as the mom I was the official taxicab. I had a full time job and a household to run, so I didn't have time to whine and cry about my situation even though I wanted to.

I am still not like I was pre-stroke, but I am a lot better off than I was. I continue to work full time and run my household, not as quick as I did, but I get it done. My family and coworkers are great. I used to be very nervous about going anywhere by myself, but I have learned to suck it up and deal with it.


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