Mark on the Move

Difficult, But Not Impossible!

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I suspect that anyone who has suffered a stroke or some other crisis of health will have a lot of stories of how difficult it was to get through those days.  I remember a time when I would have said that difficult wasn’t even the right word to describe how I felt.  Everything loomed ahead […]

Prayer Power

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When you experience any kind of health crisis, but especially one like a stroke where you spend months in rehabilitation before you see the progress you’re hoping for, your spirits can definitely sag.  You can start to wonder if prayer really works, or if God actually has the power to heal you. The One who […]

A Stroke Survivor’s Gratitude List

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There’s something about surviving a crisis of health, especially when it blindsides you, that reminds you that you have no real control over your life. That  lack of control, that sense that you survived something that others didn’t, can also make  you grateful.  As a stroke survivor, I suspect you know exactly what I mean.  […]

One Step at a Time

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Recently, I’ve had the privilege to get out and speak to audiences around the country on behalf of the American Heart Association to help promote stroke awareness. Since having my own strokes in 2007, I’ve learned that no matter what I’m doing things truly work out best for me if I am willing to take it […]

Living in Hope

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It’s interesting to me to note that after a physical event like a stroke, your body and your mind have only one goal, and that is to recover.  You want to mend as quickly as you can and get back to what feels normal to you.  Your desire to heal and to fully recover is […]