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Share Your Story: Jose Maldonado

by You're the C. on Wednesday, September 12, 2012

Jose Maldonado Maryland

In 2002, I suffered a devastating stroke. As I began my struggle with physical therapy, I realized that it was just as tough on me, as it was on my family to see me this way. So, I committed myself to 4 to 6 hours a day of therapy, 5 to 6 days a week. Not only did my efforts have an "uplifting effect" on me and everyone around me, but I also started improving physically. I started walking, my right arm started moving, and I even relearned how to drive. My message is this, "There is Life after Stroke. It can be a rich and fulfilling life. It's not the end, only the beginning."