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 […]

Respect Trial and crypotogenic stroke


Source: http://www.amplatzer.com also see link at end of article from patient education resources Respect Trial – United States AMPLATZER® PFO Occluder – Notice of Availability – Caution: Investigational device. Limited by Federal (U.S.) law to investigational use. THE HEART AND STROKE CONNECTION Evidence indicates there may be a connection between Patent Foramen Ovale (PFO) and […]

Heart Anatomy and PFO


source: http://www.amplatzer.com/ Understanding PFO The heart is divided into four separate chambers. The upper chambers, or atria, are divided by a wall called the atrial septum. The foramen ovale is a flap or tunnel shaped hole in the atrial septum during fetal development that allows blood to travel through the heart without going to the […]

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 […]

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 […]