At the age of 22 with the responsibility of 2 small children,and fulfilling the calling of
Relief Society President I had and aneurysm requiring risky brain surgery resulting in a serious stroke which affected the left frontal lobe leaving me paralyzed on my right side from head to toe. I couldn't walk, talk or use my right arm or hand. I suffered degrees of memory loss, speech and auditory processing difficulties and could not read or spell. Over the last 19 years I have stayed determined and with assistance from my family and the blessings of the Lord I have regained my speech, my memory and my ability to walk! I can read again but continue to struggle with spelling, some speech and auditory difficulty and cannot use my right arm and hand.
I am thankful to be a survivor I am grateful for my life and my Testimony which never failed me and for my Savior and my family for they were always there for me. I have learned that in an instant your life can change and to be thankful for all that I have been given.