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. 
  • James Fletcher 
    • $100 
    • 2 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $5 
    • 5 mos
  • Robin Pack 
    • $100 
    • 6 mos
  • Anonymous 
    • $50 
    • 7 mos
  • Sheri Buckner  
    • $100 
    • 8 mos
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Trazana A. Staples 
Cincinnati, OH
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