My Life After Stroke: Never Give Up

My Life After Stroke: Never Give Up

Susan had a stroke at age 49 leaving her paralyzed on the right side of her body. Her life changed dramatically. Several months after the stroke, she was told that was not going to get any better. She did not believe this and continued to work every day to improve. She talks about her journey and tells people to never give up.


  1. Chosen 2c on December 6, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    Thanks Susan !!! You’re a trooper I’m 52 and I got hit with a T I A last month and I’m on my recovery journey 💪🏾I asked some friends to help me with activities and being in my kitchen helps too because I love cooking and the kitchen is a constant encourager …..we got this guys 💪🏾

  2. Anthony Carney on December 6, 2020 at 9:20 pm

    I tooted a lot of what u said I had a Mojor stroke 6years I was left handed and I lost my left side ur Wright never give up I will take hart from all I watch

  3. Juan Gustavo Wouchuk on December 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    I suffered a stroke 2 years and a half ago, and at times recovery is desperately slow, that it is easy to demotivate and feel ehausted and overwhelmed. Your testimony is very important to stroke survivors.

    Thank you. Juan Gustavo Wouchuk Schmidt.

  4. Issac Newton on December 6, 2020 at 9:38 pm

    "No one is coming to save you. Only YOU can save you!" DON’T GIVE UP!!! 2 years after my stroke, and I continue to improve every day!

  5. Ivan Velez on December 6, 2020 at 9:39 pm

    Hi my name is Ivan, Im 52 years old and I had a mild stroke 2 years ago in May of 2018. And then in August of 2019 I was struck by a vehicle as I was crossing the street. I feel so so with some physical limitations and try to keep it together mentally. So now with this pandemic going on with no job. I was thinking of continuing my education and getting my GED and maybe try to go to a community college and earn an associate degree and get a job.But having some fears that due to my age and physical limitations I might not get a chance to get a job in the field I’d like to work in. what do you think is best I should do?

  6. Peter Budhi on December 6, 2020 at 9:44 pm

    How likely to fully restore speech after stroke?

  7. Rishana Alibach on December 6, 2020 at 9:46 pm

    Big up to Susan.

  8. Avril White on December 6, 2020 at 9:47 pm

    Thank you! It has been 14 years and you are continuing to improve. I am one year after a stroke at 48 years old, and look to people with stories like yours to encourage my development.

  9. SAMEER BIALA on December 6, 2020 at 9:48 pm

    Listening to the whole interview, i was quite impressive (amongst other things) to see that your speech was perfect now. Great job, you are an inspiration!

  10. Nora Dennis on December 6, 2020 at 9:50 pm

    I needed this. I suffered a stroke in August of 2018 and the therapist told me yesterday morning that I would have to live with my right arm not working. I’m 61 years old and an artist. I miss drawing but I’m determined to get the ability back again. I’ve been asking the Lord for help to see me through this and help to overcome what happened. I had given up yesterday because the therapist said I needed to move on that there was scar tissue in my brain and I couldn’t regain use of my arm. God answered me and I found this video. There was a therapist who was working with me and showed that I was making progress but she was promoted and went to another facility in the valley, so I’m working with others who are concentrating on my leg. But that wasn’t the reason I started there. It was for my arm and hand. Thank you so much for sharing your story.

  11. Ursula Du Plooy on December 6, 2020 at 10:04 pm

    Qthank you I am 3 years after my stroke at 59i do still battle at times to stay hopeful and positive but you have shown me that life can be imperfect but beautiful after a stroke

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