Why I Walk!
I have to say, I never thought too much about stroke after my grandmother passed away in the 80s. That all changed on June 3, 2017.
I woke up one morning and couldn't use my arm. Then my leg stopped working. I was 46 years old and spent the next moth in the hospital recovering from an ischemic stroke likely caused by a few years of high blood pressure.
I turned that experience into one of learning and sharing. I launched the Strokecast podcast and accepted a leadership role in Seattle's Young Adult Stroke Survivors group. It's all about connecting survivors, caregivers, medical professionals, and the broader community.
Now, I walk to share my story. I walk to support others. I walk to connect with other survivors. I walk to help make sure more people know what to look for. I walk to survive. I walk because I still (kind of) can.