Although Don Kvernen earned a Ph.D., after his stroke he could not read or communicate effectively. When other reading therapy failed to help Don, a tutor for dyslexic students taught him with a unique method that helped him make strides toward reading again. Don’s stroke paralyzed half of his body and drastically altered his mind and identity. However, the core of Don’s former self remains and he continues to retain purpose in life. His life inspires people around him.
Rosella Kvernen teams up with Don as his wife and care partner. Even though Don’s stroke affected every area of their lives, they have learned to go on. Together they exemplify the fact that there IS life after stroke.