According to the American Heart Association, stroke is the fourth most common cause of death in the U.S. and the most feared condition.
Survivors often openly state that they would trade their stroke for cancer or a heart attack any day!
As a stroke survivor and author of Different Strokes, I share my story—and the story of twenty other survivors and spouses—in an effort to help loved ones make more sense of the changes in their lives. I believe that the stories in Different Strokes will help bring peace, and a better quality of life to survivors and families. Stroke is hell, as all survivors and caregivers know—but there are often laughs! Together, we tell the whole story, from the heart —with humor and hope—as we face our ups and downs, physically, emotionally and cognitively. This web page, www.survivingstroke.com provides a place to buy the book, view my speaking schedule, and find information and links to other important sites.
To offer affordable, easy-to-understand books, with a little larger lettering: helpful and inspiring stories to guide us through the crazy things we and our caregivers endure.
To share a list of the TOP 100 topics that support groups find most entertaining and helpful. Email the TOP topics from your group to firstname.lastname@example.org to be added to the list!
To share the methods that successful support groups use to bring people to meetings. Again, if you have a support group that's well attended and growing, please share your "secrets" with the rest of us!
We hope to post the lists in the next few months. Coming soon, an updated, national directory for support groups! Email your group name and contact information asap to be added to the list.
Help us make the NSSBC a reality, so we have groups to go to, topics to discuss, and books to read —or be read to—when we need them (which is as soon as we can read!). Different Strokes is the first title to be sold at special discount to support groups, with other titles on the way. Help us spread the word to therapists, friends in support groups and facilitators! Email Steve directly at email@example.com to learn more about NSSBC.
About 700,000 Americans suffer a stroke each year—one about every 45 seconds. Of these, 140,000 are fatal. But that leaves the 560,000 survivors—as well as health care professionals, caregivers, and family members—with the opportunity to read and share their Different Strokes.
Different Strokes covers many aspects of stroke, including: first signs of stroke, headaches, alternative healing methods, therapy, recovery, exercise, healthcare systems, and drugs and medications. It is an in-depth look at what surviving stroke can mean.
This is an essential book for anyone that has been involved with stroke.
Steven Boorstein should know, because at age fifty-three he suffered a stroke after being hit on the ski slopes of Vail. Part-memoir, part-how-to, Steven Boorstein's book will help you recover from a stroke— whether you were the victim of one, or had to watch a loved one suffer.