Stories of Stroke Rehabilitation — Reimagined

Inspiration from stroke survivors, caregivers, and therapists — read their stories and be amazed.


Planes, Trains, and Automobiles

TYPE OF STROKE: ISCHEMIC The morning of November 9, 2016 started off fine. I was traveling for business, en route from New York to Boston to attend a dinner. But as I was driving a rental car to LaGuardia Airport,…
Tom Ryan
December 1, 2023

Having Fun Means A Lot To Me

TYPE OF STROKE: ISCHEMIC Being the Los Lagos Golf Course Tournament Coordinator ensures each day is exciting, and August 20, 2021, was no exception.  As I was getting ready for a 1PM golf tournament, I picked up my cup of…
Jerry Leo
March 9, 2023

A Driving Force
of Hope and Inspiration

TYPE OF STROKE: HEMORRHAGIC     One afternoon in March of 2014, Johanes was assembling a do-it-yourself piece of furniture when he realized that something just wasn’t right.  He started feeling very strange. He had a massive headache and then…
Johanes Swenberg
February 10, 2023

I Needed to Perform Again

TYPE OF STROKE: ISCHEMIC     It was a sunny afternoon on April 10 in 2016, and I had taken a break from my acting class, and a classmate and I went to enjoy a light lunch at a local…
Nicole Roca
March 11, 2022

Having a Stroke Was the Easy Part

TYPE OF STROKE: ISCHEMIC     Part of my April 2020 stroke story is still a blur, not to mention it occurring at the start of the COVID-19 lockdown.  I do remember collapsing on the floor in my home, just…
A Stroke Champion
January 27, 2022

Good Samaritans Acted F.A.S.T.!

TYPE OF STROKE: ISCHEMIC     It was a normal Wednesday morning in December 2020.  I went out for my usual morning run. About halfway through I suddenly felt the worst headache I had ever experienced. Next thing I knew,…
Andrew Poon
December 3, 2021

This Thing Called Aphasia

TYPE OF STROKE: ISCHEMIC     I had a stroke and aphasia on September 26, 2011. I was an associate dean at The Heller School at Brandeis University when I fell down on Main Street, Waltham, MA. I lost my…
Tom Broussard
October 25, 2021