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Fight on Purple Warrior!! FIGHT ON!!! 💪🏻👊🏻💜

We all have those bad days where we do not feel like we can go on. But it is these days that make us stronger and able to conquer our challenges. Stay strong. And fight on Purple Warriors!! 💜💜💜

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A Survivor Tale

I am 36 years old and tomorrow will mark thirteen years since my stroke. It was an ischemic stroke due to APS. When I woke up in the ICU I was diagnosed with Aphasia, Wernicke’s Aphasia to be exact. Speech, writing, reading and identifying simple objects were almost all gone. I always remember when I got home after released from the hospital, I couldn’t recall my middle name (it’s Christopher), missed more than 10 letters when trying to write the alphabet, and couldn’t even count 1-10. It was several weeks until I could finally process and realize the severity of what just happened. For six months in rehab I’d always remember going 2-3 days a week. It was those six months where I learned about being humble. 23 years old and I’d be working with a speech pathologist as if I was a five year old. I never completely recovered, but I appreciate every day just how much I did. Was able to complete grad school and am doing very well at work. Little more than two years ago I started to encounter another problem and that would be seizures. I’ve had many nocturnal seizures and they would be the grand-mal type. Would wake up not sure where I was, in a lot of pain and just exhausted in my entire body. Twice I actually woke up on the floor right next to my bed and had dislocated/fractured my shoulders. Months would go by where I did not a seizure and start to believe my medication was finally in tact but would have another and start all over again. It’s been three months and once again I truly believe this has finally controled. I share this story for a few reasons: Never give up. If you don’t believe in yourself, you will never recover. Positivity must prevail in life. Every single day focus on positive aspects and not always dwelling on the negative. Whatever has impacted your life, always remember that many people do not make it and be grateful to still be alive. Whatever has impacted your life, always remember that many people have to deal with the same difficulties and problems. Many others also have much worse to deal and cope with. Always believe....

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