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.
- Robin Pack
- Sheri Buckner
- Bianca Collins
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