The Cory Weissman Story
This is a movie every Stroke Survivor needs to see. I was told about it by a friend of mine in the UK, and I found it on YouTube. If you don't mind having subtitles on the bottom part of the screen, here it is the link to the movie. It is free, so enjoy. I have a little information on this true story at the bottom of this post.
Cory Weissman, best known for being a Basketball Player, was born in New Jersey, United States on Monday, February 26, 1990. High school basketball star who was recruited to be the starting point guard at Gettysburg College before suffering a catastrophic stroke his freshman year, ending his basketball career. He is the subject of the inspirational film 1000 to 1: The Cory Weissman Story.
He perseveres to find new meaning in his life both on, and more importantly, off the court.
As a Double Stroke Survivor myself, I was given little hope of ever leaving Long Term Care, but I believe, that true healing from a Stroke really begins, when you realize that your old self is gone, and you start focusing on the new you.
I fight, exercise everyday to be the best version of the new me that I can be, and I suggest that you do the same. The things that I could once do in 5 minutes, now take me an hour. However in some ways I am a much better person now, I appreciate the little things more. We cannot change what happened to us, but we can control how we deal with what happened to us.
This movie really makes you think, and as a Stroke Survivor, for me at least, this movie really brought back some memories, and made me realize how far I have come in 5 years.
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If you are a new Stroke Survivor, it should encourage you to work, exercise with determination, purpose, and always be humble and kind.