The Great Now What

I love this and hope it’s successful.  Please donate to this.

I am very confident in my lack of confidence that there will ever be any kind of cure for stroke.  If it ever happens, I’ll be long, long dead.  So, our options are to figure out this new incredibly messed up life for ourselves because the people who are supposed to help us the most, don’t.  That’s been my experience and the experience of many, many others who have commented on this blog.

So please donate to this project and read her story.  “Maggie (33) has it all: brains, beauty, an education, a fiancé, and plans for a family.”  We can all say something similar, no?

Watch this trailer (it’s different from the teaser that was on my last post.)  Watching this trailer will make you cry, like a lot, because if you’ve had a stroke you will know exactly how hopeless and broken and devastated and scared and angry and (insert emotion) that she feels.  You’ll be able to empathize with Maggie.  I know I can.  The part of the video with her in a wheelchair kicking a stupid ball to her physical therapist was – I’ve been there.

So, watch, read her story, and donate to this please.

The Great Now What

(Here is the teaser that Maggie sent me a week or so ago and I wanted to post it here again because it’s really powerful).

Categories: Brain stuff, Health, Recovery, Stroke stuff

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4 replies

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  2. April 24, 2018 my Dad called me just after midnight in a panic saying he thought my Mom was having a stroke. I instructed him to call 911, as I rushed the 3 miles to their home. Due to working in the medical field, I assessed her with the questions; “raise your arms, smile, speak”….yes, she was having a stroke. The last words she spoke clearly to me were “Hi, Lorie”. Within the next two weeks, our world was destroyed as she went through being intubated, had an NG tube, and remained in a coma. On May 5th, at approximately 10 a.m., we were instructed that she would not be able to recover, and would be placed in a nursing home, with a permanent trach if that is what we believe she wanted. We, my parents and I, as I am an only child, have always talked openly about everything. So, we knew what her end of life wishes were, and knew she did not want to be on life support measures. At that time, she was removed from all measures, other than comfort, and we stayed with her as she lived her final hours. On May 7th, 2018 at 8:10 pm, my Ma passed to Glory with Jesus. My life will never be the same as she was my best friend! I miss her every single second of every single day! I support all research to prevent, and find a cure for strokes! Thank you for this!! Blessings!

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