Joseph Tabor’s stroke left him with memory problems, depression, and anxiety. At the Mary Free Bed Stroke Support Group, he met others he could relate with. Group members helped him learn the causes of post-stroke anxiety and depression and how to deal with them effectively.
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by Mary Free Bed writer, Kate Snider Melanie Johnson was just 5 miles from home when she was struck by a drunk driver. She was riding her motorcycle to her nephew’s football game in September 2004. “I knew it was really bad when I heard the helicopter. I remember thinking, if they had to call [...]
Mary Free Bed’s Stroke Support Group provides a forum for stroke survivors and family members to meet and learn about adjusting to the changes a stroke brings to your life and your family’s lives. If you’ve never been to a meeting and are wondering what the members of the group are like, here’s your chance [...]
by Holly Grissom, stroke survivor I was a patient at Mary Free Bed in May 2002 after having brain surgery from a cerebral arteriovenous malformation (AVM) that ruptured in my brain stem on April 19, 2002. I was 24 years old. I had actually just had my birthday 2 weeks prior. All of a sudden, I [...]
Sarah Rapaport, just 5 days shy of her 30 birthday, suffered a life-altering stroke. While she’s made a remarkable recovery, Sarah had to re-learn how to do many everyday tasks. Her rehabilitation at Mary Free Bed included physical, occupational, and speech therapy, as well as driver rehabilitation. Today, Sarah finds encouragement and community through Mary [...]