An Amazing, Emotional Recovery From Stroke

“Those first steps were unbelievable. There were a lot of people there, because I’d been there for so long, who were routing for me. I almost had to stop because I was crying so hard. Everybody was crying,” says Renown Rehabilitation Hospital Stroke Patient, Steve Valenzuela.
Valenzuela, a resident of Tonopah, Nevada was spending a normal evening at home when he fell from weakness in his leg. He managed to get himself to his kitchen and take a couple of aspirin. He went to bed, go up and went to work. Then the weakness returned even stronger.
Valenzuela didn’t know he was having a stroke.
He ended up at Renown Regional Medical Center in Reno, but it was too late to give him treatments that could have possibly stopped the stroke’s damage.
After Valenzuela spent days in the Intensive Care Unit to prevent another stroke, he was admitted to the Renown Rehabilitation Center. He lost movement in his left leg and arm from the damage to his brain.
“Even though there was a part of Steven’s right brain that was damaged from the stroke, highly intensive therapies, challenging task specific, three hours a day of therapy in the first month to three months after the stroke has the greatest opportunity for the brain to make new connections around the injured area of the brain,” says Stroke Medical Director, Valerie Brooke, MD.
Valenzuela worked with the physical, speech and occupational therapists nearly every day for three months to regain his cognitive skills and movement to his leg and arm.
“He’s really motivated to make as much progress and regain as much independence as he can,” says Physical Therapist Monica Thomas. While the movement is his arm has been slower to return, he has made a lot of progress walking.
“Some things he still has trouble with, some moment on that left leg. The exoskeleton forces him into the correct pattern we are looking for and gives him cues that we are unable to do otherwise,” says Thomas.
Brooke says, “He has worked incredibly hard, He’s inspiring to watch work.”
“It gets a little bit easier every day. It’s just a lot of repetitions. They told me that it takes a thousand repetitions to learn how to walk again,” says Valenzuela.
“I just can’t believe how good the staff is here. Every one of them has the same thought and that’s to get you better or whoever they are working with better and get them up and running.”
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50 Comments

  1. Simran Kaur on December 7, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    my mom was totally fine.. but she always had high bloodpressure issues.. on one fine day 2015 ,7th january she had a brain stroke cause of high blood pressure .She
    had paralysis attack coz of that ..she was admitted in hospital & doctors did her brain surgery saying that blood clot is increasing in her brain & she might die ..
    after that she started having seizures .. & she is still on bed .. i still take care of her she can eat now with help of someone but not that easily ..still she can not walk or move her left hand & leg is still same she can’t move them..
    but she started speaking little not properly but she utters some words..
    am really tired of all this .. my life stopped here cause no one else is here to take care of her … & improvement is very slow .. 😭😭😭😭

  2. prophetess Jackie Spencer on December 7, 2020 at 9:08 pm

    Congratulate I will pray for you all striving and thriving

  3. joel franco on December 7, 2020 at 9:11 pm

    My 14 year old neph had a heart attack n then a stroke he died but came back
    We dnt know how he will be yet but god please man he was a good athletic kid fuck life just hits man

  4. xEternalblade_ on December 7, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    you know what sucks? when your mom has a really bad stroke and she can’t get accepted into any rehabilitation facilities. why? because she is not from this country. she can’t get the help she needs because she doesn’t meet the requirements. 🙁 It’s life so i guess it goes on. /:

  5. Thomas The blessed on December 7, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Please someone help we get this from Doctor for my mum 😢😭😭😭😭😭😢😢😢😢

    Basal ganglia acute ischemic infarct

  6. Angel Bennett on December 7, 2020 at 9:14 pm

    I wish this could be available for my mom, we don’t have this help in Miami

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  8. Satyam Singh on December 7, 2020 at 9:15 pm

    My 5 month daughter lost her eyes in car accident. Now she is 10 month old.can you please suggest how to get her vision by stimulation ?

  9. ELB67 on December 7, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    God Bless you sir!; very happy for you!

  10. Naveed Qamar on December 7, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    my father suffer form paralysis please suggest me what should we do

  11. General Bardi on December 7, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    Ich wurde aus Mach 2018 entlassen, nachdem ich insgesamt neun Monate im Krankenhaus war. Mein Schlaganfall wirkte sich auf meine linke Seite aus, und auch mein Sehvermögen und meine Wahrnehmung waren betroffen. Ich hätte nicht gewusst, wo ich anfangen soll, dies zu schreiben, und es hat eine Weile gedauert, aber ich bin sicher, es ist alles eine gute Übung und wird mir helfen. (Aber ich entschuldige mich für etwaige Fehler! … Rechtschreibung und Grammatik … usw.) Sie sagen, Geduld sei eine Tugend, und das mag nach einem Schlaganfall wahrer sein. Ich sehe jedoch jeden Tag Verbesserungen. Bleib stark und rede darüber, wie du dich fühlst. Ich hatte zahlreiche Bereiche meines Gehirns, die betroffen waren, ich werde sehr emotional und weine manchmal. Ich war nicht depressiv, nur ein wenig mit meinem Gehirn "gewachst".
    Meine Reise begann im November 2016. Ich hatte mich schon seit einiger Zeit sehr müde gefühlt und mein Mann kam eines Nachts von der Arbeit, um mich sehr schläfrig und nicht sehr aufmerksam zu finden. Er rief einen Krankenwagen. Kurz darauf hatte ich einen Anfall und dann noch vier auf dem Weg! Sie machten eine Blutuntersuchung und stellten fest, dass ich mehrere Blutarmut hatte, mit einem Blutbild von 23, also brauchte ich 4 Einheiten Blut, was sehr schnell erledigt werden musste, sonst hätte ich nicht überlebt. Dies wirkte Wunder für mich und ich war ungefähr eine weitere Woche im Krankenhaus und wurde dann mit dem Plan entlassen, ambulant mehr Forschung zu betreiben. Nachdem ich ungefähr eine Woche zu Hause war, hatte ich einen weiteren Anfall und wurde zurück ins Krankenhaus gebracht. Ich hatte noch ein paar mehr, was zu meinem ersten Treffer am 12. Dezember führte. Ich verbrachte die ganze Weihnachtszeit im Krankenhaus und erholte mich bis zum 31. Dezember gut. Am Silvesterabend hatte ich meinen zweiten Schlaganfall, der einen anderen Bereich meines Gehirns betraf. Dies drehte mir den Rücken zu, aber ich setzte meine Genesung fort. Ich fing an, ziemlich niedergeschlagen zu werden, aber dann erzählte mir mein erster Enkel von Dr. Pejus Kräuterheilmittel, das Schlaganfall geheilt haben soll. Ich war im Krankenhaus, also musste ich mich auf etwas konzentrieren. Nach ungefähr einer Woche zog ich nach Hause. Wir mussten den Kräuterkenner wegen seiner Kräuter kontaktieren. Es lief ein paar Monate lang sehr gut für mich, da ich gerade angefangen hatte, ein paar Schritte zu unternehmen. Zu Hause wurde ich von einem Freiwilligen von Different Strokes besucht, da sie herausfanden, dass ich mich in Monaten nach der Einnahme der Kräuter erholte. waren auch ein Schlaganfallüberlebender. Inspiriere mich! Als ich gut geheilt war, schloss ich mich der Different Strokes ‘Familie’ (#dsfamily) an. Die Unterstützung durch Kollegen ist fantastisch und jetzt bin ich sogar an der Leitung der Leeds Central-Gruppe beteiligt! Ich bin vollkommen geheilt. Ich habe die Hits überlebt und bin hier, um die Geschichte zu erzählen! Kontaktieren Sie Dr. Peju per E-Mail Ich habe die Treffer überlebt und bin hier, um die Geschichte zu erzählen! Kontaktieren Sie Dr. Peju per E-Mail Ich habe die Treffer überlebt und bin hier, um die Geschichte zu erzählen! Kontaktieren Sie Dr. Peju per E-Mail
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  12. xena princess on December 7, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    My father also had a stroke last January 1. We are looking for people or organization that can help us. Due to very expensive medical expenses, we are raising funds to support all his medical needs. Please help by donating and sharing the link below.

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  13. Erika CH on December 7, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    My dad had a stroke on the right side of the brain. And can’t move the left arm or leg. It was 2 years ago. From the time the ambulance came he died 3 times before reaching the hospital 20 min later. Then ICU for 2 week and then regular ward. After 3 months did he Come home.
    When he came home he couldnt role over in bed or sit up by himself.
    But now, he can be home alone, go to the bathroom, get out of bed.
    And i know all this progress is god, i really want him to be able to walk.
    I will pray for everyone in the same situation 💖 You can do it 💖

  14. Dave Pumpsalot on December 7, 2020 at 9:19 pm

    I had a stroke 3 yrs ago can i still walk i need help please

  15. Syed Arslan Rizvi on December 7, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    try these videos for rapid recovery for stroke patient https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=0ogOpZIPpCc

  16. Rayan on December 7, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    How long did it take to recover? Please let me know ASAP

  17. Pardeep Verma on December 7, 2020 at 9:24 pm

    Please tell me how I do this course.I am from India

  18. Rakesh popli on December 7, 2020 at 9:25 pm

    Thanks for this video. I myself had a stroke 2 days ago and undergoing rehab for right hemiparesis. Some of my eperiences are shared here. https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCSY6D4eHP509TyyexZENgtQ

  19. meero lifestyle on December 7, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    My dad got ischemic stroke in his right side of his brain this weekend and now it increased and it also travelled to the left side of the brain so now he has it on both sides he is diabitic and blood pressure patient he is not moving not speaking not seeing he can only listen my heart so broken and he is in the icu i really hope he recovers.

  20. Zeetee Zeetee on December 7, 2020 at 9:26 pm

    Plz help me and guide me in my father case if any one can

  21. Ugochukwu Ezeakunne on December 7, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    Great work by his therapists. What’s the name of the splint the patient is using for the upper limb. Can I be able to see a full image of it. My friend that suffered a stroke needs it

  22. Mattapalli Venkatesh on December 7, 2020 at 9:33 pm

    6months back I had right side paralysis, i was not able to speak, swallowing, n unable to walk, I went to R-ON rehabilitation hospital, Vizag now 90percent I got recovered!! Am so happy with R-ON rehabilitation, any help call Dr. Aneel MPT

  23. Hell Raiser on December 7, 2020 at 9:35 pm

    My grandmother got a stroke more than a month ago due to blood clot. Then had some problem in breathing and heart functioning. Due to this she was long time on ventilator. Then tracheostomy was done. She is 75 years old. I hope she really gets well. I really love her and want to be with me for more 15-20 years. She is my heartbeat. Dadi please get well soon. I LOVE YOU. PLEASE PRAY FOR HER SPEEDY RECOVERY!!

  24. Yvonne Benton on December 7, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    I live in the Petersburg, va area, here I don’t recall such advance therapy, I’m ready to recover, get on with my life, I’m tired of love like this!

  25. Demy on December 7, 2020 at 9:37 pm

    Watching this video gave me a lot of hope for my father. He is currently in the hospital far away from me and I can’t even go outside of state to visit him due to COVID-19. But with hope and god’s help he will get through this.

  26. Praveen Ramnani on December 7, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    Call Mrs saroj 9953710106 for Brain Stroke patient(If there is any treatment )
    Address 1202,Nirala eden parK,Near jaipuria mall,Ahinsa khand-2,Inderapuram-Delhi-Ghaziabad-India

  27. Mary Jon on December 7, 2020 at 9:42 pm

    this is the most challenging one. I have a grandma who got stroked last february and its been two months of me rehabilitating her but there seems to be a slow progress plus her being unmotivated but I will try my vvery best bring her back 😭

  28. Dony Basas on December 7, 2020 at 9:43 pm

    Can i recover even if i’m not taking any medecine? Pls. Help me

  29. james ziegler on December 7, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    i wish i could get the help i need

  30. Sam Hònk on December 7, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    I had the same thing happen to me and I hope that I can walk again on my own

  31. ever green on December 7, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    could i know the device name that is used during gait training?

  32. Dominika Khan on December 7, 2020 at 9:45 pm

    My husband just experienced a right side brain damage due to a stroke. He is 35. Forst 3 days I cried all day as couldn’t believe what happened. Now I pull myself together and I show him I’ll be there for him and help him get back to himself. I wish all survivors quick recovery and a hope things will improve.

  33. sushi vivek on December 7, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    My age was 24 …One year back I got bell palsy now I’m 99% alright shell I drink socially in month it’s good r not

  34. Rayan on December 7, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Can anyone let me know how long does it take for movement and speech to come after stroke?

  35. Gayathri Nagarajan on December 7, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Friends..Dont loose Hope..my dad had stroke 2 months back was in Coma for a month and after talkng now and with support trying to stand and slowly taking steps..slight movement in hand and leg….just keep ur loved ones muscle moving..follow physio exercises taught by your Doctor and Hospital and remind ur loved one all memories and good movements..

  36. Monika Pancheshwar on December 7, 2020 at 9:49 pm

    Thank u soo much for this video, it gives me hope…my dad get well soon 👍👍❤

  37. Ojan Hot on December 7, 2020 at 9:53 pm

    Same thing happens to me also

  38. brainless warrior on December 7, 2020 at 9:55 pm

    My grandma got stroke 3 yrs ago is there a possibility she may recover after 3 yrs

  39. Nitish Chaurasiya on December 7, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    I am from India same condition of this patient is my father’s condition of health pls suggest some exercise. Please

  40. KhaizenYt on December 7, 2020 at 9:56 pm

    First have a calm conversation with the patient especially if he or she is experiencing this situation. calmly help it and do not forget to smile as soon as he heals faster. Every day you support him and motivate him to speed up his recovery to do proper medication and if feeling he can not talk to him he should continue that Of course not only you will do that as well as his family or the parents who are watching for him. If it is difficult for him then he will take a deep breath and say that I will recover I know it is not part of the medication but it is effective because he will work better with the medication you are doing him and of course you still support him so that he recovers faster proper monitoring they are

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  42. xElementZ GAMING on December 7, 2020 at 9:59 pm

    My dad had a severe stroke and is completely paralyzed the left side… not talking or swallowing or eating… but watching this gives me hope… thank you so much

  43. Tobasco Sauce on December 7, 2020 at 10:00 pm

    My uncle had a stroke in February and died in May, seeing this makes me wish, he could’ve pulled through, what an inspiration to others!!❤️

  44. Green Kookie on December 7, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    My brother had a brain stroke in 2017. He cant move his left hand and he cant walk properly because of left leg too. How can he walk again like a normal person and recover his hand???? 😞😞

  45. Random Thoughts pinoy RT on December 7, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    we made our pt. walk within 1 month after the incident.

  46. Anan Dewan on December 7, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    My father had a hemorrhagic stroke 3 years ago..his weakness at leftside..some therapist recommended to apply IRR Machine on affected side but some are saying no need for IRR for my father..only sports injured people can take IRR therary..now i want your advice can my father take it or not….plz…

  47. Jasmine Tripoli on December 7, 2020 at 10:01 pm

    I AM A PILIPINA BUT MY MOMMY PASSED AWAY JULY 2017 I WAS VERY STRESSED MY HUSBAND JUN WAS HOSPITALIZED DIVERTICULITIS SEPTEMBER TO DECEMBER HE WAS DISCHARGE HE HAD 2 MAJOR SURGERY AND FEBRUARY 22, 2018 I WAS STROKE MY SPEECH WAS SO SLOW THEY HAVE TO SUNNYSIDE HOSPITAL MY RIGHT SID I HAVE A FACEBOOK JASMINE JAVIER I USED TO KNOW ALL THE NUMBER TO JUNE 6 ,2018 THEY DISCHARGE ME

  48. xHypnoticx on December 7, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    My grandpa just had a stroke like yesterday. I really hope he can survive…

  49. Anshika Dhiman on December 7, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Mam I was in comma before 10 years and when I come back from comma…… My right portion was dead….. Now I can walk and move my right hand but I have little bit foot drop problem as well as I cant move my right hand properly so please can you advise me that which exercise should I take……… Please help me MAM 😔

  50. Peter Carson on December 7, 2020 at 10:05 pm

    Stroke is horrible……it took my old life away and gave me a crap one instead. 4 years on and I know things wont ever get better.
    I hate my existance now.

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