Man Who Lost His Voice to Cancer Educates Others on the Dangers of Tobacco
Don Young has carried the Olympic torch and educated countless people on the dangers of smoking. He is also a cancer and heart disease survivor. Don is November’s featured survivor for #NoMOHeartDisease, the American Heart Association’s year-long initiative created to increase awareness and reduce the prevalence of heart disease in Missouri.
Today, Margie Castle is an inspiring international artist in Las Vegas after a successful 35-year career in television, newspaper and magazine publishing. Margie is also a stroke survivor of more than three decades. To learn more about her art and how she helps fellow stroke survivors on their recovery journey, visit margiecastlegallery.com.
Laurie Cunningham - Expectations of Female Caregivers
Laurie Cunningham, retired counselor and educator, is married to a wonderful man who had a stroke shortly after his long-awaited retirement. Their journey has been documented in cartoons, which can be found on Instagram (@cartooncoping) and her blog site at https://cartooncoping.wixsite.com/cartooncoping. This post was originally shared on Laurie’s blog. She writes in honor of National Family Caregiver’s Month
As we gather with family and friends this Thanksgiving, we are grateful for so much. Topping that list is the fact that more people are celebrating with their loved ones because of the difference you’ve made to help us save and improve lives.
Lori lives in northern Kentucky and had an ischemic stroke caused by a dissection in her vertebral artery at the age of 39. She is a teacher. Her son, Brayden, is 17, a senior in high school, and aspires to earn a degree in engineering. His passion is soccer.