Alternative Stroke Recovery

On October 3, 2017 I suffered a massive stroke. I wasn’t able to speak, walk,
or use my right side of my body. The brain damage due to my stroke caused me to have aphasia. I had temporary memory loss and cognitive issues that prohibited me to communicate with others. Although I am still recovering , I am making great strides to get better everyday. 

My stroke left me indigent.  I could not return back to my position at my place of employment. I had to move out of my apartment because I was not able to care for myself when I was discharged from the rehabilitation hospital. I suffered financial loses and I could not drive. Through physical therapy,occupational therapy, and speech therapy I was able to progress and get stronger but my insurance would only pay for six months of therapy. Each day I got stronger and my brain began to heal. I remembered the things that I  was doing prior to my stroke such as yoga, massage therapy, healthy eating,chiropractic care,aromatherapy and acupuncture. Although my insurance would not cover these alternative therapies, I found that they were very beneficial to my recovery.

I want to be able to help others and myself  who have had strokes and who have experienced the same traumatic things that I have. I want to create a fund to raise needed monetary resources  to help those who have been in situations such as myself as a result of stroke. knowing that a stroke can happen from many different reasons. I believe that holistic practices and modern medicine can coexist.

The financial resources will help me to pay for my needed rehabilitation services such as acupuncture,neuro-chiropractic, yoga,and massage therapy.  It will also allow me to begin a fund to help other stroke survivors obtain knowledge and the benefits of these holistic practices.  I want to be able to create platforms for understanding those benefits for yoga, massage therapy ,healthy eating, acupuncture, and Nuro chiropractics practices as they relate to the recovery of stroke. 

Donations ()

  • Cheryl Johnson  
    • $10 
    • 2 mos
  • Owan Purcell 
    • $20 
    • 4 mos
  • Gary Simmons 
    • $25 
    • 4 mos
  • Darrell Bouldin 
    • $10 
    • 6 mos
  • Issac Thomas 
    • $20 
    • 7 mos
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Trazana A. Staples 
Cincinnati, OH
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