I have received many positive reports on the benefit of my book, A STROKE OF GENIUS – Messages of Hope and Healing from a Thriving Stroke Survivor. So I am writing will share my story with anyone not familiar with it.
I wrote A Stroke of Genius to help people who have suffered and survived a stroke, their caregivers, loved ones, family, colleagues, friends and therapists everywhere. The book has sold thousands of copies and many who have read the book have written that the book has encouraged them and, as a result, hundreds of survivors and their families now look forward positively to a full and vibrant
I suffered the worst stroke the doctors had seen; if I didn't die in the next 30 minutes, which they expected, I would never walk again, talk again, use my left side again or make any decisions again the doctors thought. "He's lost 45% of his brain cells," was the collected expert opinion of my doctors.
I had to create my own vision for my life which was indeed, to live, walk again, talk again and use my left side again. Since then, with years of therapies, a strong faith, determination and loving support from friends and family, I have indeed fulfilled my vision. I have written and published ten books, traveled to more than 40 countries and spoken on 25 cruises with Norwegian Cruise Lines as their Enlightenment and Destination speaker. I have served as Keynote Speaker at numerous conferences on stroke for The American Heart and The American Stroke Associations across the country.
I now live a full life of writing, consulting, painting and public speaking on numerous subjects.
I also am privileged to counsel stroke survivors and their families across the country by telephone and with personal visits. I try to set an example and inspire those who have suffered this tragic and debilitating illness. I now play golf, right handed only, I paint and have shown my art work at many exhibitions and one man shows.
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- Stroke Symptoms.
- What Can YOU Do? (About Stroke)
- A STROKE FACT SUMMARY
- MY THERAPIES AFTER STROKE.
- Frequently Asked Questions About Stroke
- Ask the individual to smile.
- Ask him or her to raise both arms.
- Ask the person to speak a simple sentence
Get medical checkups at least once per year.
Find out which local hospital is a "stroke center". (No more than one hour driving time away).
Call them and ask these questions:
Does your Emergency Room have a standard protocol in place for quickly determining if a patient is suffering a stroke? (Only 18% of America's ERs do, says the NSA (National Stroke Association).
Does your hospital have a neurosurgeon or neurologist trained to administer tPA quickly? Is he or she on call 24/7? (Only 67% of America's hospitals do, says the NSA).
How many times in the past year has the hospital successfully administered tPA?
Place a notice on your refrigerator (or on inside of your front door)
- Stating: "EMT: IF IT'S A STROKE, TAKE ME TO THE (Name here of the chosen hospital as determined by your above research) HOSPITAL".
- Stroke kills twice as many women as does breast cancer.
- Stroke is the number three killer in America; number two Worldwide.
- Stroke is the number one cause of adult disability.
- The average amount of time it takes for Americans to get to the hospital is twelve hours, yet the best medication for ischemic (clot) stroke, tPA, which in most cases eliminates or significantly reduces impairment, must be administered within three (3) hours.
- 66% of all hospitals have no stroke protocol - Does yours?
- 82% of hospitals lack procedures to rapidly identify stroke sufferers - Does yours?
- 750,000 people will suffer a severe stroke this year, with the number growing with the aging of the "Baby Boomers".
- 4,000,000 Americans live with stroke. Doctors will tell you, with good statistical basis, that 90% of improvement after stroke will occur in the first year. We say that need not be so, and say quite the contrary, it can be improved over many years.
- 80% of strokes can be avoided or mitigated.
Frequently Asked Questions About Stroke