Category Archives: From My Perspective

Determination and Willpower

By John Mott, Jr. I experienced a lot in life as a young man and I must admit that I’ve seen better days. With a little effort, I managed to pull through the clutter of misfortunes. However, on March 28, … Continue reading

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At the “Y” with Mary- One Daughter’s Story of Taking Care of Her Mom

Story by: Polly Esther MacKay In 1998, my Mom, Mary Lea McGoogan, retired from teaching with a lot of reservation after my father had suffered a massive stroke in 1992. For six years she continued to be an excellent administrator … Continue reading

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The Lighthouse- Overcoming Post-Stroke Depression

Author- Melynda Rackley, stroke survivor and participant in Faces of Stroke campaign. Never did I imagine that at the age of 23 I would learn my biggest life lesson. Becoming a stroke survivor is now on my list of accomplishments. Learning … Continue reading

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May is Stroke Awareness Month, Faces of Stroke

Author- Jill Matejcek, Manager, Public and Community Relations Today marks the beginning of Stroke Awareness Month. As a marketing professional, it is a month that I’ve promoted for many years. At Brooks, we share helpful information on stroke prevention, stroke … Continue reading

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Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile a Success!!!

Thank you to all of the participants who joined us for our 3rd Brooks Rehabilitation Challenge Mile at the Gate River Run.  The weather was perfect and we had over 300 people sign up for the event.  We also want to thank … Continue reading

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Welcome to our Blog!

Broad Strokes is a blog for stroke survivors, parents, siblings, caretakers and the community.  Having a stroke is not something many people plan to have, however, there are things you can do to prevent a stroke and steps you can … Continue reading

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