Sue's Story

After experiencing severe headaches for several months, it was discovered through an MRI that I had a meningioma brain tumor.

Within days of turning 51, I had brain surgery to remove the tumor.  It was in recovery that it was discovered that I had a stroke which was caused by a bleed; it affected the entire left side of my body.

What followed was a six-week stay in a hospital rehab. I then returned home and continued rehab as an outpatient for a couple years. Ten years have passed since and I have continued to work  at regaining my abilities by training at the YMCA and  doing Pilates.

I value the love and support from my family and friends, they too are a vital part of my recovery.

Cindy's Story

As many of you know, I have had a stroke that changed my life.

I went from an active mother with three children and a job to an invalid who could not speak, read, or write.  The entire right side of my body was numb.  I was 38.

For 19 years, I have been trying to overcome this stroke.  Now, I wish to help others who have gone through what I have.

That is why I have gotten together with Sue Rindskopf, another stroke survivor, to create the Stroke Life Center.