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 […]

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 […]

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 […]