Surprised by a Stroke | Stroke Rehab in Birmingham, Alabama

Surprised by a Stroke | Stroke Rehab in Birmingham, Alabama

47-year-old Angela Heinkel was the picture of perfect health, a busy and active mother of 11 children who went running every day. So it was a shock when she suffered a stroke after finishing one of her regular runs.

Thankfully, Angela survived and began the road to recovery, which included relearning how to walk and talk. Angela’s dedication to her rehab, with the help of the specialists at Spain Rehabilitation Center, has made simple daily tasks like speaking and eating a reality again. Learn more at


  1. Barbara Gabogrecan on September 17, 2019 at 9:40 pm

    What a wonderful story! I found setting a huge challenge/goal was a major step to my recovery. I was left unable to read (but could write) and my challenge was to write a book titled ‘Thank God I Had a Stroke, because when they tested me they also discovered a brain tumour. Not being able to read meant that my husband had to read each page back to me as I wrote it – how wonderful having loved ones with you to care and support you (like your son). My book is now published.

  2. patriziamusic on September 17, 2019 at 9:46 pm

    I am still in shock over mine

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