In this episode of Surviving & Thriving, two stroke survivors show recovery is possible. Plus, meet a three-sport, straight-A student who battled back from a brain tumor to get back into the game.
A stroke left Valerie Greene unable to talk, walk or even speak. She’s not only battled back, she’s changing the lives of stroke survivors around the world. May is Stroke Awareness Month. See how she uses her story to show others recovery is possible.
Madison Blackmon was a 14-year-old straight-A student and three-sport athlete when she began having what she thought were anxiety attacks. Seizures soon followed and an MRI revealed a brain tumor. See how her doctors not only took on the tumors, they vowed to preserve her beautiful mind.
Bree Sandlin has faced her share of challenges in her life. After years of battling infertility, she was blessed with twins, only to watch one suffer from a stroke and an eventual cerebral palsy diagnosis. And then came her own cancer diagnosis in her 30s. But she has a message: love is the most powerful weapon of all.
Parkinson’s disease robs people of their independence and strips away their ability to control their own bodies. So how could that be considered a blessing? Meet Larry Smith and John Alexander, who are using their disease to change lives.