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.
Don't feel sorry for me! I'm ok now except my right arm. I am wonderful!
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.