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Stroke of Insight

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What would you do if you had no ability to think, communicate, or act? Would you think of the events as insurmountable obstacles, a gift, or something between the two extremes? The following video reveals how one brain researcher answered the questions.


What are the symptoms of stroke? How would you know if you are having a stroke? What would you do if you were having a stroke? How would you communicate to others that you are having a stroke and you need help? What would you do if you believed someone was having a stroke but the other person insisted he/she is fine?


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Thanks to Jill Bolte Taylor and TED Talks for their contributions to the video I used in this post; as well as all who, directly or indirectly made it possible to share 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.