World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day. I’m grateful for so many things. 

I’m grateful for the fast thinking of two amazing women.

I’m grateful for knowing myself well enough to know that I was in a crisis. 

I’m grateful for an amazing medical staff that took excellent care of me. 

I’m grateful for an amazing village. 

After the diagnosis it was a lot of therapy, a lot of medication, a lot of naps and a lot of prayer. 

I’d encourage you to:

❤️ Know your numbers.

❤️ Get your annual physicals.

❤️ Listen to your body when things seem different than normal.

❤️ Stress less.

❤️ Practice self-care.

Why I Go Red!!!

I Go Red!!!! 💃🏽#nationalwearredday2021

I have participated with #GoRedForWomen❤️ faith based initiatives for several years. I loved being a part of #havefaithinheart and #empoweredtoserve It was something about getting information out to the community about stroke and heart disease that I absolutely love.

On November 5, 2018 all of the information that I shared, with others, I now needed for myself. After my first day on a new job, I was rushed to @thechristhospital and it was determined that I had suffered a stroke. It’s been a journey for my family, my friends and myself. Fortunately, the quick response by a school secretary and a school nurse got me the help that I desperately needed.

After leaving the hospital, I was in speech therapy for months and I eventually entered counseling to deal with the depression and anxiety of everything that was going on in my life.

I Go Red for myself, my family, my friends and to inspire others with my story of resilience.

My prayer is that my life experiences are a blessing to others. Remember, we are blessed to be a blessing.

I encourage you to

💃🏽Know your numbers.
💃🏽Choose to move.
💃🏽Stress less
💃🏽Eat well.
💃🏽Be well.

You can’t help others heal if you are not well.