Survivor Stories

And So the Journey Begins – Hannah & Paul Sibeth

“How did we get here? “I kept asking myself. It was a lovely summer’s morning last year on July 24th. We had gone to the Carp Market, Almonte bakery, off …

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Assuming a Teaching Role After a Stroke- Claire Argo

Claire Argo, previously to her stroke, was running her own consulting business. She was organizing software training sessions for various groups. One day in 2003, she was unable to get …

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Physiotherapy Care Delivers – Claire Jackson

PHYSIOTHERAPY PROGRAMS OF CARE DELIVERS POSITIVE RESULTS TO STROKE SURVIVOR Claire Jackson survived a stroke in 2006 while living in B.C. which resulted in her spending 4 months in the …

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In A Split Second My Life Changed – Jeannine Adam

Everything started in July 2004 when I was 52 years old. School was over for the summer holidays. I worked as a high school educator with children who had intellectual …

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My Path to Recovery – Lisa Hooker

On September 18, 2009, I had a massive stroke in one of my carotid arteries. According to the neurologist it happened four days before when I was mountain biking and …

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Travels with my Husband – Paul and Hannah Sibeth

Ah travel! The excitement of it all. Getting up and going someplace else. Paul and I were given a special trip by Bayer Pharmaceuticals to go to Vancouver and Toronto …

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It Will Always be a Part of My Life – Rishi Dewan

Hello my name is Rishi Dewan. I am 29 years old. When I was three years old, I had a stroke. I started school at OCTC at the Children’s Hospital. …

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My Second Life – Diane Paquette

Thursday, September 1st, 2005 was my 25th wedding anniversary explains Diane Paquette. That day, I started to get blurry vision when reading a chart of statistics. The following day, I …

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Finding My Song – Celina Atkins

My name is Celina Atkins. I am married and have two adult sons. I have experienced three strokes. Life before my first stroke was active. I enjoyed playing ping‐pong, walking, …

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Sharon’s Journey

After John had a stroke in 1997 in Ottawa, I completed a Masters degree in Community Rehabilitation and Disability Studies at the University of Calgary to try to understand more …

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