Tamsen Butler - Why we started a worldwide stroke community
Tamsen Butler is a founding member of The Stromies (Tamsen Butler, Angie Jorgensen, and Sarah Conaway), a global online community for stroke survivors. An award-winning author and mother to two ridiculously clever teenagers, Tamsen is also a certified personal trainer and Air Force veteran.
Annemarie Ward - Choose Joy
Annemarie is a heart transplant recipient and American Heart Association, volunteer.
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Caren Chesler – My Heart Was Fixed But My Mind Was Damaged
Caren Chesler is a freelancer writer who recently shared her perspective as an adult CHD survivor in a New York Times article.
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Home Rehab- Frustration and Joy!
Rob Rawlings survived a massive stroke Sept. 22nd of 2017. At the age of 46 his life was turned upside down. Now, just a little over a year since that day, Rob is still continuing to see improvements thanks to his home rehab dedication.
Tom McLane – My wife had a stroke
Tom writes in honor of World Stroke Day and shares the story of his wife’s experience of stroke. His daughter, Morrigan, shared her perspective here on the blog last week.
Maggie Whittum – What have I gained?
Maggie Whittum suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke in her brainstem, caused by a pontine cavernous angioma, at age 33. She is creating a documentary film, The Great Now What about her experience with stroke, disability, and resilience. She has presented on stroke and disability to medical students, social work students, and stroke survivors, most recently at Johns Hopkins University and Denver University. She writes in honor of World Stroke Day.
Rebecca Weissinger – Interview with a CHD researcher
Rebecca and her family live in Moab, Utah. Her youngest son has tetralogy of Fallot with pulmonary atresia. He has had two life flights, two open heart surgeries, and two cath procedures. He is a first grader this year and has a happy heart.