An Amazing, Emotional Recovery From Stroke

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.”


  1. TheIndianBlader AshtonPinto on August 29, 2019 at 9:06 pm

    Thanks. Jesus bless

  2. Stephanie Mac on August 29, 2019 at 9:07 pm

    A question, this gentleman was able to spend 3 months in a rehab hospital. They want to send my mom out after 2 weeks. From what I understand, Medicare pays for up to 100 days in a rehab..who should I talk to to ensure she gets the care she needs? Would that be the case manager?

  3. SHUBHASHISH KANJILAL on August 29, 2019 at 9:09 pm

    My sister forget everything after brain stroke.. 😢😢😢 i lose all the hope..

  4. Rakesh popli on August 29, 2019 at 9:12 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.

  5. vancouverkiz on August 29, 2019 at 9:14 pm

    I really needed to see this right now, thank you for uploading 😰🙏❤️

  6. Mattapalli Venkatesh on August 29, 2019 at 9:16 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

  7. Arjay YT on August 29, 2019 at 9:17 pm

    cause they have money

  8. Awesome ji on August 29, 2019 at 9:19 pm

    I salute doctor who worked for staring patient from heart

  9. Marlene Greco on August 29, 2019 at 9:22 pm

    We have the right part of the brain that is the speaking part..the b part is the musical part get him to sing..than the b apart will take over.the a part… I would love to help people..

  10. Mixxmee xo on August 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    My dad just had a stroke 3 days ago 🙁 he is up and alert but isnt able to speak and swallow food only able to eat a little applesauce or walk he is getting a feeding tube put in to help with weight gain I’m praying for my dad I love him so much

  11. Jamespro241 0 on August 29, 2019 at 9:24 pm

    I’ve just had a stroke lost my left side and I’m only 18

  12. shaikh naved on August 29, 2019 at 9:25 pm

    i had a stroke in October 15 2018

  13. shaikh naved on August 29, 2019 at 9:28 pm

    is there any trust help to get recover coz rehabilitation like this needs lotd and lots of money and what if some one can’t +918928488076

  14. Stephanie Mac on August 29, 2019 at 9:31 pm

    My mom just had a stroke this weekend. My heart is broken. This video is giving me hope..I hope she can recover as well.

  15. Hari Ram on August 29, 2019 at 9:32 pm

    Best place for paralysis treatment

  16. raimon lungeen on August 29, 2019 at 9:33 pm

    I had my stroke in March . I did to much exercise I think thats the cause.( 87 kg muscular body weight ,< 12% Fat ) Work out 6 days a week Gym swim walk &dance . I saw so many victims both young & old That made me sad. I was determined to get out asap. I told Rehab you get me up & walking & I will cure the other problems.They did, & I helped with extra Rehab I wouldn’t give in.. 2 Months now & i am home walking& exercising daily .To be complete.I have to fix my speech & hand writing . I have recovered The use of my right side entirely .In your moments of despair.remember those victims still in the hospital. Your a survivor .

  17. Bhagya lakshmi on August 29, 2019 at 9:36 pm

    My father is also Suffering from stroke plz help us Sir plz…..

  18. usman khan on August 29, 2019 at 9:38 pm

    where is your hospital

  19. Britney Melgar on August 29, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    But where can i find a facility like mom had a stroke in sept..sge is just like thus men..not not anywhere near what this men can do..she still has no movement in leg…its not assy to find a place like this one..

  20. Joe Garcia on August 29, 2019 at 9:39 pm

    I had a stroke 2 years ago still do not have everything back but I gain a lot back but wish I was my old self.

  21. arun paudel on August 29, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    What is the technique or rope or some thing like that during ambulation?

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  23. sourav kumar on August 29, 2019 at 9:41 pm

    My father recovered very well

  24. Nicole White Bear Claws on August 29, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    Watching this video gives me hope that my husband will recover from a massive stroke he had 3 days ago I love my husband so much I cry all the time but I pray 🙏 to God alot I keep my faith may God bless all of you and help you all

  25. jeffsboxing on August 29, 2019 at 9:42 pm

    When you had it?I wish you are better and better. BTW I got stroke in June 2018; and it’s around 1 year: here’s my learn to walk again story:

  26. Da Ni on August 29, 2019 at 9:45 pm

    I start physio on Monday my next stroke is gonna suffer a stroke from how strong I am god bless anyone suffered this I’m gonna fight to rebuild my life

  27. Felix Akoma on August 29, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I’m really scared for my mom thnks for giving me hope

  28. ashish kota on August 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    What is it called he is wearing belt to sholder’s

  29. Tasha Marie on August 29, 2019 at 9:49 pm

    I’m lying on a hospital bed as I’m watching this been here 6wks after a massive stroke my left side is damsaged I didn’t loose my speech I turned 43 yesterday

  30. xEternalblade_ on August 29, 2019 at 9:52 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. /:

  31. Chandrakanth Mulbagal on August 29, 2019 at 9:54 pm

    i am also stroke my left hand how recover my hand help me 9845804946

  32. Rubalavanya Natrajan on August 29, 2019 at 9:56 pm

    My mom had hemorrhage stroke 8 months before. But still there is no improvement in her body. Her right side hand and leg not working. She didn’t get her full memories. Now doctor are saying that her back muscles become tighten. Is it possible for her to come back normal.

  33. Praveen Ramnani on August 29, 2019 at 9:56 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

  34. M Umer on August 29, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    how many months need to recover peralysis side plzzxxx tell me i m worried about my mother

  35. Brazilian American Patriotic Soldier on August 29, 2019 at 9:58 pm

    Know of any good Rehabilitation places in NYC it’s Heartbreaking watching my sister go through this & the Help out there is so limited!
    Thanks for the video! 🙏

  36. AQ TV on August 29, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    How can again walk on my legs
    My backbone was broken 5 years ago

  37. parinita sarmah on August 29, 2019 at 10:01 pm

    my father is a stroke he is suffering infection..we unable to provide him better treatment..please help..9101668775

  38. Alondra Gutierrez on August 29, 2019 at 10:02 pm

    Stay strong and pray my brother had this but with all working hard he is now walking and not needing people to do things for him I pray that he recover fully !

  39. shaikh naved on August 29, 2019 at 10:04 pm

    but not that rich to get renowned rehabilitation i exercise myself somhow. but still no ant big achievement i had

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