Jim, a former chef, suffered a brain stem stroke that left him locked in. Less than a year later, through hard work and the help of technology, Jim walked his daughter down the aisle at her wedding. Watch Jim tell his courageous story and goals.
As she is moving to Northern California to be closer to her sons, and after over forty years of service to the stroke survivor community, Joyce Block-Miller is retiring from the Board of Directors for the Stroke Support Association, an organization she helped to found. Joyce continued as a group facilitator through the early 2000’s. A culmination of experiences... Read More
The Stroke Support Association is pleased to announce the screening of Linda J. Brown’s documentary, “You See Me” at the Long Beach International Indie Film Festival. Linda’s film centers on her father’s devastating stroke; chronicling not only the devastating impact stroke had on her father’s life, but how even after he passed, how their family dynamics continued to shift and... Read More
I was a skeptic on the topic of support groups. I knew people who attended such meetings but always felt I was strong enough and independent enough to go it alone; and, in fact, for the first approximately 6 months following my husband’s stroke in early February of this year, that is what I did. I had some help from... Read More
“Lois,” I heard faintly, as I was roused from my cozy sleep, “I think I’m having a stroke.” Lionel, my then 51-year-old husband was standing at the foot of our double bed. It wasn’t at all unusual for him to be up at 4:35 AM as he was habitually a nocturnal person. Before he eerily melted in front of me,... Read More
The Stroke Support Association, serving the Long Beach area, is pleased to welcome Diane Vasquez as the new Board President. Diane has spent 9 years as police officer in Seal Beach. After a medical retirement, she attended Cal State Fullerton and received a BS in Human Services, Counseling Psychology. She became a full time substitute teacher for Paramount High School,... Read More
On Thursday, April 24, representatives from Stroke Support Association in Long Beach gave a presentation on stroke to the “Communications and Aging” class at Cal State University, Fullerton. This is the second consecutive year that Professor Ying-Chia Tsao, PhD, has invited Stroke Support Association to lead a class. The non-profit Stroke Support Association provides support, education, and resources to stroke survivors,... Read More