‘THANK GOD I HAD A STROKE’ is the story of the remarkable brain tumour and stroke recovery. It is available as a soft cover at http://gabogrecanstrokerecovery.com/buy-now.html (each book purchased from this website includes a special ‘surprise’ gift) and Amazon also has it as both a soft cover and an e-book.
The official launch of the book took place at Parliament house in Melbourne on Wednesday 4th September 2013 by the Parliamentary Secretary to the Health Minister, Mrs Georgie Crazier. Dr Geoff Haw was MC with Anne Morton the photographer and John Morton from lifestyle Video Productions producing the video coverage.
Over 50 people attended including Sir Gregory Winter (Master of Trinity College Cambridge); Scott Sterling of the National Stroke Foundation Australia; and Sarah Rosier representing the Brain Tumour Alliance Australia (BTAA) http://gabogrecanstrokerecovery.com/official-launch.html
‘Thank God I Had a Stroke’ tells the story of the survival and remarkable recovery of Barbara Gabogrecan who simultaneously suffered a stroke and a brain tumour. Barbara is determined to help others by inspiring and motivating those living with a serious illness or caring for someone who is.
Barbara faces her demons head on and never sees herself as a victim. She does not believe in worrying about things over which she has no control and puts all her energy into improving on what she can do, rather than worrying about what she can no longer do. Her road to recovery is inspiring and will motivate others to be positive and more confident that they too, can enjoy a successful recovery, no matter how difficult the journey is. http://gabogrecanstrokerecovery.com/
Barbara never asked “Why me?” and while still in hospital she was able to help fellow patients. She believes helping others allowed her to recover more quickly as she concentrated on them and less on herself “I realised how lucky I was as I saw how other patients coped with their suffering.”
Barbara is sharing her story at Mind Body Spirit Festivals, radio interviews, and as a speaker for a number of clubs and associations such as Rotary. Her social media blogs, You Tube, Facebook and Twitter share her journey with others as she continues with her brain tumour and stroke recovery. http://gabogrecanstrokerecovery.com/presentations.html