Renewed Hope after Stroke

Since Don’s stroke in 1991, hope has helped keep him going. Often hope continues – at times it slips out of our grasp.

Merriam-Webster defines hope as a desire, accompanied by expectation of or belief in fulfillment…or success. We were devastated when Don’s stroke destroyed about half of the left side of his brain. But Don is a very positive person and always kept hope that he would learn again to walk – to read – to drive – to find something meaningful to do when he could no longer work. All that happened and more.

Each week we plan to write one or two posts that share what helps us cope and gives us hope. Even though everyone’s stroke is unique, we have many common struggles. By sharing our lives with you, we hope to perhaps help lighten your burden.

Our only claim of expertise is that we’ve lived with the lingering effects of a devastating stroke for over two decades. This blog will not give medical or technical information. Instead, it will share our heart and our desire to encourage people. We will try to be honest and transparent as we acknowledge our struggles. Each blog post will conclude with positive ideas that hopefully will direct us out of discouragement toward renewed hope.

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