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Stories of Survival

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    I survived

    My Survival Story

  • "Survivor

    Brain injury survivor forges on in fight for recovery

    Brain injury survivor forges on in fight for recovery
    Author Rob Plaskas, pictured with his dog, Maggie, at their Springfield home, wrote about his recovery from a brain hemorrhage and the resulting brain damage causing right-sided paralysis, inability to talk and comprehend...

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    2020 and 37

    It’s been a life changing couple of months.
     
    Wednesday, October 7, 2020, my dog and furbaby, Mr Big, passed away unexpectedly.
     
    Little did I know in three days, my heart would, literally, break.
     
    Saturday, October 10, 2020, I was...

  • "Survivor

    Simple checkup saved my life

    Hi my name is Roger and i am 33 years old. My story actually starts when i was 16 my older sister 17 at the time passed away suddenly in her sleep. My sister and my father both had enlarged hearts. I now know my father had aorta issues eventually getting a pacemaker. My father...

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