More than 800,000 people in the United States — 13.7 million worldwide — experience a stroke every year.
After a medical trauma like stroke, survival is job one. Job two is working to regain as many and as much of former capabilities as possible.
But there is another less visible and sometimes even more challenging aspect of recovery – the emotional journey to rebuild identities and rewarding lives.
A coast to coast bike ride to raise awareness for stroke, aphasia, and the emotional journey to rebuild rewarding lives. 100 days. 4,548 miles. 16 community events. Watch our 3-minute video and join the journey.
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“Seeing the incredible resilience of people impacted by stroke, and the commitment of those who support them, is truly inspiring,” shared Debra Meyerson. “Our events reinforced how important it is not to let yourself get isolated after a stroke or when living with aphasia, and that we must come together as a community to drive the healthcare system to better support the emotional journey in recovery after traumas like stroke.”
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