Support Stories

One Person’s Story


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

The Night That Lasted 16 Years


“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