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Make Today the Day
By Cheryl Stone, 11/18/2021

When Cheryl Stone’s mother had a stroke, her family had to make difficult decisions. She talks about how, despite barriers to communication, they learned what her mother wanted and advocated for her needs.

Life, Love and Legacy
By Maria Albert, 09/10/2021

When you hear the words heart attack and open heart surgery at the age of 33 you don’t just come face-to-face with your mortality, you collide with it in an explosive and unceremonious way. Your…

How A Stroke Brought Me Wisdom
By Brandy Bischoff, 09/10/2021

It was a Saturday morning like many before it. Up before the sun with my boys to make cut-up pancakes with maple syrup. A morning movie for them; coffee and some cleaning for me. Little…