Letter to Harpo


Written October 11, 2007 Harpo Productions PO Box 909715 Chicago, IL 60607   Dear Oprah;   Thank you and your girls from the bottom of my *renewed* heart. I am a stroke survivor and have 152 incredible girls from your school to thank for getting me through perhaps the toughest challenge of my life. Your …

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) …

Tedy’s Team and the Falmouth Road Race


8 August 2007 To the editor of The Valley Breeze (Cumberland,RI); I am not sure where, how, or even if you might be able to use these thoughts but I feel it is important that I share my story to help educate others and raise awareness about stroke. If you could place this in your …

Tedy’s Team Fundraiser / Falmouth Road Race


July 2007 To My Friends and Family; I hope this letter finds you happy and healthy. I am writing to each of you because I have taken on an exciting challenge and I need your help. As you may already be aware, I have become involved with Tedy’s Team and the American Stroke Association. You …

Surgery Update-PFO Closure


Update to my story: It has been a long and mostly frustrating several months since the ordeal I spelled out in this article. I thought about pulling down my story and taking it off the web after I finally was cleared to have heart surgery to correct my PFO on May 1st. After much consideration, …

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