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Motivating Stroke Patients

2016 Stroke Recovery Tool

By Emma Court | Wall Street Journal

Months of traditional physical therapy, and still partly paralyzed, David Tannenbaum turned to a videogame for help. He used a device at NYU Langone Medical Center in which an interactive, on-screen canoe trip retrains the paralyzed hand and brain in basic movements.

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Thanks to David Tannenbaum for sharing his story; Emma Court for reporting the story; Wall Street Journal for committing its resources to the story; Google for helping me find the story; and all the people who, directly or indirectly, made it possible to include the picture, text, and links in this post.

Even after brain surgeries, chemotherapy, and radiation treatments to eradicate his brain cancer, Scott continued to work; continued to study; and earned professional certifications from the Project Management Institute, American Society of Quality, and Stanford University School of Professional Development. How were all of these achievements possible at a time when Scott was struggling with the hurdles of brain injury? The answers are in this blog.

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During the past 13 years, I have been diagnosed with cancer, brain injury, balance issues, stroke, ataxia, visual impairment, and auditory challenges. I have overcome significant adversity! I can explain how to overcome your challenges. I am a very active Toastmaster and a motivational speaker.