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My Sister Had A Stroke! - October 7, 2009, 12:33 PM

Hey netters, thought I would share:
Then: A few years ago, my sister had a stroke at age 42. The diagnosis was not good at all! The docs said she would never walk or talk again, much less feed herself. IF she survived. When I flew down to TX a few days later, the only way I knew she recognized me was the look in her eyes. There was no other response.
Well, that was then....
Now: Due to excellent care, doctors, rehabilitation, my brother-in-law and a little luck, she can walk, talk, teach and DRIVE! I don't want this to turn into a political thread. *edit out anything remotely political*
Her husband Tim wrote a book about the struggles: Sara's Story. It chronicles their fight to overcome impossible odds; and an impossible insurance battle. Book sales benefit the National Stroke Association. I hope it helps others in similar situations.
See the FOX interview here:
http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/26748050/sara-s-story.htm#q=stroke


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October 7, 2009, 12:38 PM

Sorry to hear about your sister.....but you do realize her insurance company could've dropped her for a stroke? They'll make up anything to cut off customers that are costly to their bottom lines. She wouldn't have to take the public option, she could've kept her insurance she already has. Regardless, good to hear she's alright. Strokes are scary and she seems to be lucky to have come out in good shape so +1.Can't wait to see what they can do with stem cells when the science evolves.

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October 7, 2009, 12:49 PM

Great story! My dad had a stroke when he was 45 with the same diagnosis. Never walk or talk again. The military promptly medically retired him. After re-learning simple math, reading, motor skills, he made a full recovery. Thankfully he was covered under the military health care and I was too young to realize everything else that went on behind the scenes (as far as insurance goes).

Thank you for sharing that story! I'm so happy she is making such a great recovery!


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October 7, 2009, 12:51 PM

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Hey netters, thought I would share:
Then: A few years ago, my sister had a stroke at age 42. The diagnosis was not good at all! The docs said she would never walk or talk again, much less feed herself. IF she survived. When I flew down to TX a few days later, the only way I knew she recognized me was the look in her eyes. There was no other response.
Well, that was then....
Now: Due to excellent care, doctors, rehabilitation, my brother-in-law and a little luck, she can walk, talk, teach and DRIVE! I don't want this to turn into a political thread. However, if the current healthcare "reform" proposal was in place she would still be living in "then".
Her husband Tim wrote a book about the struggles: Sara's Story. It chronicles their fight to overcome impossible odds; and an impossible insurance battle. Book sales benefit the National Stroke Association. I hope it helps others in similar situations.
See the FOX interview here:
http://www.foxnews.com/search-results/m/26748050/sara-s-story.htm#q=stroke
Glad she is okay man.. great news.

Two points:
1) what about the health care reform means =-> then
2) linking to foxnews automatically means =-> not a fan of anything currently politically happening.

I just want to know what about this new proposal you are certain means "then".



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October 7, 2009, 12:55 PM

It makes me so happy to hear these stories. I am happy for you and your family and nobody should evet count out human will when it comes to getting better.


Posting a Fox link doesnt help your cause at all. Fox news only reports what they want and I have found that most of what the reports is Crap if it is even that good.





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Good to hear your sister is recovered!


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Thanks, all. Proof that you can do what can't be done, if you put your mind to it.

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Posting a Fox link doesnt help your cause at all. Fox news only reports what they want and I have found that most of what the reports is Crap if it is even that good.
Don't they all just report what they want? Awww, c'mon
Besides, the link was to show how well she came out, and bring attention to the book in hopes it may help someone in need. Not to prove/ disprove the pros/ cons of a bill.


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Great story! My dad had a stroke when he was 45 with the same diagnosis. Never walk or talk again. The military promptly medically retired him. After re-learning simple math, reading, motor skills, he made a full recovery. Thankfully he was covered under the military health care and I was too young to realize everything else that went on behind the scenes (as far as insurance goes).

Thank you for sharing that story! I'm so happy she is making such a great recovery!
Tanya,
Your dad is a great guy. He is a valuable asset to anyone that should ever meet him. He would take the shirt off his back to help his fellow man. A lot of you do not realize this, but Tanya's Dad has won so many awards and medals for helping disabled veterans. I am proud to say that I work with him on a daily basis.


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October 8, 2009, 09:36 AM

Congrats and what a miracle.

Your sister and Brother-n-law (as well as the family) should be commended.

Everybody else putting in their 2 cents about fox and making it political when he asked it not to be...take this opportunity to STFU.
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