More Research on Stroke-Migraine-PFO Connection


Here’s a quick video replay of a story that came out today on Channel 5 in Boston.  It shows a clear illustration and explanation of how PFO’s are closed and interviews a woman that has had a significant reduction in her migraines after PFO closure “from about 25 migraines in a month to maybe four […]

Bloggers abuzz about sex and stroke


WOW!- I know, I used the word sex and “the other “s” word” together- I can explain… I mentioned in my last post I’d be following up with more information on the emerging technologies available to enhance stroke rehabilitation outcomes. Well, this post as you can tell from the title is not about stroke rehab […]

My new video demo shows you how to boost your nutrition for better health


Free-Video-Demo Be sure to visit my nutrition website.  I’ve just added a new video demo so you can have access to a new multimedia demonstration of my powerful nutrition coaching program. Learn how to quickly and easily balance your nutrition and create healthy customized meal plans that target your goals in three easy steps! See […]

Hockey Tribute to Jamie Coyle a Big Success


A tribute hockey tournament for Jamie Coyle took place at the Smithfield Ice Rink in RI over the weekend. Her coaches Henry Sherman, Charlie Stimson and Jim Hopgood talk of her recovery in this video. Click on the video to link to play the Providence Journal story by Glenn Osmundson.  On a personal note, it […]

Fight For Seven


Here’s the latest update on young stroke survivor Jamie Coyle. According to the latest website post, Jamie had a good weekend and has made some great progress already. She is scheduled to begin rehabilitation at Spaulding Rehab in Boston this week. Follow this new link http://www.fightfor7.com/ to read about Jamie and see how you can […]

Please help young stroke survivor Jamie Coyle


While I was reading through the Valley Breeze newspaper earlier today, the story of 13 year old Jamie Coyle jumped out at me. I learned from the article Jamie is one of the top young female hockey players in Rhode Island and just like Tedy Bruschi and myself, she apparently suffered a stroke from a […]

Prov. Journal picked up my story


I learned from the American Stroke Association, Boston Affiliate that the The Providence Journal ran my story in yesterday’s Sunday paper.  I did not see the actual article, but here’s the link they sent me from the print. Below is the link – check it out> http://www.beloblog.com/ProJo_Blogs/running/2008/07/stroke-survivor.html Not Oprah yet, but perhaps this will help […]

Perhaps we should be asking physicians to “GIVE ME FIVE” more minutes


In my last post I discussed how to recognize a stroke and the controversy surrounding which method or reminders are the best tools to use to educate the public on stroke awareness. https://knowstroke.wordpress.com/2008/05/06/give-me-five-for-stroke-or-act-fast/ I also set aside some time last month in my business ezine, Health-E-News to remind my subscribers about just how much more […]

A reply to Tedy Bruschi’s “Never Give Up” book


I sent this letter off back in August of 2007.  I’ve been inspired by the recent phone calls and posts that have come in with stories all too similar to mine. Because of these stories, I’m going to begin to fill in the gaps of my stroke story and timeine with the purpose of helping […]

Letter to Senator Sheldon Whitehouse


October 10, 2007   The Honorable Sheldon Whitehouse United States Senate 502 Hart Senate Office Building Washington, D.C. 20510   Dear Senator Whitehouse:   As a stroke survivor and volunteer for the American Heart Association and American Stroke Association, I would like to thank you for cosponsoring the Stroke Treatment and Ongoing Prevention (STOP Stroke) […]