Love Stroke

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ISBN: 9781532002861
Release Date: 2016-10-21
Number of pages: 204
Author: Kelly Marsh
Publisher: iUniverse

Download and read online Love Stroke in PDF and EPUB At thirty-six years old, Kelly Marsh was a successful businesswoman with roles at the Cincinnati Museum Center and, most recently, chief marketing officer at Thomas More College. Her husband, thirty-nine-year-old Brad Marsh, was a successful entrepreneur and businessman. In Love Stroke, they tell their story after Kelly suffered a stroke August 30, 2009. This memoir narrates the firsthand, chronological views from both the survivor and the primary caregiver, including their life before, the day everything changed, and the first two years of recovery. Kelly and Brad share personal trial-and-error insights from their journey, and they challenge some conventional medical wisdom about what is possible. They also give advice to friends and family on the best way to support their loved one and each other, and they offer useful lessons and resources. Practical and inspirational, the Marshes' story is intended to assist all traumatic brain injury survivors and caregivers, but particularly younger survivors and caregivers as they shape their own destinies in recovery. This book, written by both a young stroke survivor and her husband/caregiver (the roles are not separate), is filled with some great advice for stroke survivors and their loved ones. Despite having taken a full history of Kelly's stroke, and seeing her in clinic on many occasions, I still did not know many parts of her story, and certainly did not know her inner thoughts and emotions. I was fascinated to hear the details from both perspectives, but especially from Kelly and in her own words. —Brett M. Kissela, MD, MS, Albert Barnes Voorheis professor and chair, Department of Neurology and Rehabilitation Medicine, University of Cincinnati


A Stroke of Love

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ISBN: 9781524645267
Release Date: 2016-10-14
Number of pages: 162
Author: Darlene Chissom
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Download and read online A Stroke of Love in PDF and EPUB All I want is to bring him home! He is crying and pleads with me, “Please, won’t you take me home? Please? My kids will help you take care of me, please?” It is like someone has plunged a knife into my chest and is turning the blade slowly . . .


Stroke of Love Love in Bloom

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ISBN: 0991046862
Release Date: 2014-03-01
Number of pages: 370
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: Everafter Romance

Download and read online Stroke of Love Love in Bloom in PDF and EPUB IN STROKE OF LOVE... Kate Paletto runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn't felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises. Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what's missing in his life, not to find a woman. Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate's misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way--even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world--and love her to the ends of the earth. **BONUS** Includes the first chapter (sneak peek) of Flames of Love (The Remingtons) STROKE OF LOVE is part of the Love in Bloom series. While STROKE OF LOVE can be read as a stand-alone novel, for even more reading enjoyment you may want to read the entire Love in Bloom series in series order. READ THE FULL LOVE IN BLOOM SERIES: SNOW SISTERS: Sisters in Love, Sisters in Bloom, Sisters in White THE BRADENS (Weston, CO): Lovers at Heart, Destined for Love, Friendship on Fire, Sea of Love, Bursting with Love, Hearts at Play THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO): Taken by Love, Fated for Love, Romancing My Love, Flirting with Love, Dreaming of Love, Crashing into Love THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD): Healed by Love (Nate), Surrender My Love Coming Soon - River of Love THE REMINGTONS: Game of Love, Stroke of Love, Flames of Love, Slope of Love, Read, Write, Love Coming Soon - Touched by Love SEASIDE SUMMERS: Seaside Dreams, Seaside Hearts, Seaside Sunsets, Seaside Secrets, Seaside Nights, Seaside Embrace Coming Soon - Seaside Lovers THE RYDERS: Seized by Love Coming Soon - Claimed by Love, Chased by Love


Slow Dance

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ISBN: 9780307364203
Release Date: 2012-10-23
Number of pages: 320
Author: Bonnie Sherr Klein
Publisher: Vintage Canada

Download and read online Slow Dance in PDF and EPUB In 1987, the brilliant filmmaker Bonnie Klein (Not a Love Story, Speaking Our Peace), suffered a catastrophic stroke that left her paralyzed and on a respirator. Slow Dance is the candid, moving account of her fight back – relearning to swallow, to talk, to stand, and to adapt to life with a disability. An inspiring book with the pace of a thriller, it is also from first to last, a remarkable love story. Every year, stroke hits nearly 50,000 Canadians; over 14,000 die. It is the number-one cause of serious adult neurological disability, the fourth most common cause of death. Bonnie’s story began when she became weak and nauseous after a summer day outdoors. When she also began to stagger and slur her speech, her husband Michael, a physician, raced her to hospital. Two weeks later, she suffered a second, nearly fatal, stroke. Then 46, she spent seven months in hospital, and over two years in conventional and self-created rehabilitation. Michael stayed alongside her, acting as husband, doctor, nurse, advocate – even dancing partner, as Bonnie “graduated” from bed to wheelchair to walking with support. As soon as she could wield a pencil, she began to chronicle her recovery, and the tremendous adjustments she and her family have had to make in a world still largely ignorant of its disabled population. This is an unforgettable story of honesty, courage, and intelligence that is as gripping as it is informative and illuminating.


The Twelfth Raven

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ISBN: 1742585639
Release Date: 2014
Number of pages: 320
Author: Doris Brett
Publisher: St. Martin's Press

Download and read online The Twelfth Raven in PDF and EPUB When Doris Brett's fit and healthy 59-year-old husband Martin had a stroke, they were unexpectedly thrown into a journey of discovery. What began as a minor stroke turned into a golf-ball sized blood clot on his brain, followed by a life-threatening heart condition. Later, Doris learned that she carried the potentially deadly BRCA1 genetic mutation. Due largely to Doris' research into brain plasticity and the neurotherapy techniques she implemented, Martin's recovery was exceptional and he has now returned to all of his pre-stroke activities. The Twelfth Raven is a literary journey through a series of crises and is an inspirational story of recovery after stroke. Doris Brett's brave and unflinching memoir offers hope to the hundreds of thousands of people affected by stroke through the active intervention Doris conducted and the excellent results that were achieved. *** Praise for Doris Brett's previous memoir, Eating the Underworld: "Extraordinary...Its bravery, irony, humour and intelligence - everything shines through the transparent prose...a remarkable literary voice, or melding of three voices - the autobiographical, the poetic, and the allegorical." -- Dr. Oliver Sacks


One Hundred Names for Love A Memoir

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ISBN: 9780393081824
Release Date: 2011-04-04
Number of pages: 336
Author: Diane Ackerman
Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company

Download and read online One Hundred Names for Love A Memoir in PDF and EPUB Finalist for the Pulitzer Prize Finalist for the National Book Circle Critics Award "A testament to the power of creativity in language, life—and love." —Heller McAlpin, Washington Post No other writer can blend the science of the brain with the love of language like Diane Ackerman. In this extraordinary memoir, she opens a window into the experience of wordlessness—the language paralysis called aphasia. In narrating the recovery of her husband, Paul West, from a stroke that reduced his vast vocabulary to a single syllable, she evokes the joy and mystery of the brain’s ability to find and connect words. Deeply rewarding to readers of all kinds, Ackerman has given us a literary love story, accessible insight into the science and medicine of brain injury, and invaluable spiritual sustenance in the face of life’s myriad physical sufferings.


Stroke of Love Love in Bloom The Remingtons Book 2 Contemporary Romance

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Release Date: 2014-02-16
Number of pages: 300
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press

Download and read online Stroke of Love Love in Bloom The Remingtons Book 2 Contemporary Romance in PDF and EPUB The Remingtons are a series of stand-alone romances that may also be enjoyed as part of the larger Love in Bloom series. . "You can always rely on Melissa Foster to deliver a story that's fresh, emotional and entertaining. Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" NYT Bestselling Author Brenda Novak " With her wonderful characters and resonating emotions, Melissa Foster is a must-read author!" New York Times Bestseller Julie Kenner "Melissa Foster is synonymous with sexy, swoony, heartfelt romance!" New York Times Bestseller Lauren Blakely . IN STROKE OF LOVE... Kate Paletto runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn't felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises. . Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what's missing in his life, not to find a woman. . Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate's misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way--even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world--and love her to the ends of the earth. . *** WANT MORE REMINGTONS? All Remington books can be read as stand-alone novels or as part of the series: . THE REMINGTONS Game of Love (Dex) Stroke of Love (Sage) Flames of Love (Siena) Slope of Love (Rush) Read, Write, Love (Kurt) *** The Remingtons are part of the Love in Bloom big family romance collection. Characters from each sub-series appear in future books. Read the complete Love in Bloom series: . SNOW SISTERS Sisters in Love Sisters in Bloom Sisters in White . THE BRADENS (Weston, CO) Lovers at Heart (Treat & Max) Destined for Love (Rex & Jade) Friendship on Fire (Josh & Riley) Sea of Love (Dane & Lacy) Bursting with Love (Savannah & Jack) Hearts at Play (Hugh & Bree) THE BRADENS (Trusty, CO) Taken by Love (Luke) Fated for Love (Wes) Romancing My Love (Pierce) Flirting with Love (Ross) Dreaming of Love (Emily) Crashing into Love (Jake) . THE BRADEN WORLD NOVELLAS Promise My Love (Rex & Jade's Wedding Novella) **Best if read after Weston & Trusty Bradens** SEASIDE SUMMERS Seaside Dreams (Bella) Seaside Hearts (Jenna) Seaside Sunsets (Jamie) Seaside Secrets (Amy) Seaside Nights (Sky) Seaside Embrace (Hunter) Seaside Lovers (Grayson) Seaside Whispers (Matt) . THE BRADENS (Peaceful Harbor, MD) Healed by Love (Nate) Surrender My Love (Cole) River of Love (Sam) Crushing on Love (Shannon) Whisper of Love (Tempest) Thrill of Love (Ty) . AUTHOR BIO Melissa Foster is a New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author. She writes sexy and heartwarming contemporary romance and new adult romance with emotionally compelling characters that stay with you long after you turn the last page. Melissa's emotional journeys are lovingly erotic and always family oriented.


A Stroke of Love

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ISBN: 9781449792480
Release Date: 2013-05-03
Number of pages: 126
Author: Jasmine Alvarez
Publisher: WestBow Press

Download and read online A Stroke of Love in PDF and EPUB A Stroke of Love reminds you of how deeply loved you are by God and helps you witness our Savior’s love and God’s relentless pursuit of the lost. You will be inspired to entrust all your cares to God and to live a life completely surrendered to Him. My hope is that God will use my story to encourage you to trust Him with all of your heart. Sometimes life can be so full and get so busy that we may forget that we have a heavenly Father who knows what we need even before we ask Him. I believe this is what happened to me, but because of God’s great mercy and love, He allowed me to experience a stroke that He used in a powerful way to bring me back to my First Love, Jesus Christ. No matter what we may experience in this life, we have a heavenly Father who loves us unconditionally and who always wants the best for us. May the Lord open your heart to understand that you are His treasured and beloved creation! May you find your peace and rest in the sovereign care and warm embrace of the Almighty!


The Remingtons Books 1 3 Boxed Set

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Release Date: 2016-01-19
Number of pages: 900
Author: Melissa Foster
Publisher: World Literary Press

Download and read online The Remingtons Books 1 3 Boxed Set in PDF and EPUB "Make sure you have all night, because once you start you won't want to stop reading. Every book's a winner!" New York Times Bestselling Author Brenda Novak This contemporary romance boxed set includes 3 full length novels: GAME OF LOVE, Bk 1 STROKE OF LOVE, Bk 2 FLAMES OF LOVE, Bk 3 Sneak Peek, SLOPE OF LOVE *** GAME OF LOVE... Ellie Parker is a master at building walls around her heart. In the twenty-five years she's been alive, Dex Remington has been the only person who has always believed in her and been there for her. But four years earlier, she came to Dex seeking comfort and then disappeared like a thief in the night, leaving him a broken man. Dex Remington is one of the top PC game developers in the United States. He's handsome, smart, and numb. So damn numb that he's not sure he'll ever find a reason to feel again. A chance encounter sparks intense desires in Ellie and Dex. Desires that make her want to run--and make him want to feel. A combination of lust and fear leads these young lovers down a dangerous path. Is it possible to cross a burned bridge, or are they destined to be apart forever? *** STROKE OF LOVE Kate Paletto runs a volunteer program in Belize for Artists for International Aid, where she deals with self-centered artists who use the program as a means to repair their marred reputations. She loves the country, the people, and what AIA stands for, but too many diva volunteers have turned her off to press-seeking celebrities altogether and left her questioning the value of the volunteer program. When she meets incredibly handsome and charming Sage, he stirs emotions she hasn't felt for ages, even though he represents the things she despises. Laid-back artist Sage Remington escapes his wealthy lifestyle in the Big Apple for a two-week journey of self-discovery to figure out how a guy who has so much can feel so empty. When he meets ultra-organized Kate, who lives her life the way he's always dreamed of living his, the attraction is too hot to ignore, but Sage is there to figure out what's missing in his life, not to find a woman. Every look, and every late-night chat in the romantic jungle brings them closer together, but Sage can barely think past stripping away Kate's misconceptions about him. Kate fights him every step of the way--even though she finds it hard to ignore the strikingly handsome, generous-to-a-fault artist who wants to do nothing more than right the wrongs of the world--and love her to the ends of the earth. *** IN FLAMES OF LOVE... As one of New York's Finest, firefighter Cash Ryder is always prepared. When a woman's car skids off the side of a mountain during a snowstorm, he's there to rescue her. Cash is totally focused on the woman's well-being, but within minutes of getting her to safety, he realizes that he's nowhere near prepared for the heat that rolls off of sensual, smart-mouthed, and stubborn Siena Remington. As a model, Siena Remington has dated some of the wealthiest, most handsome men in the industry, and she's made peace with the idea that most men are just looking for eye candy and they wouldn't know how to romance a woman to save their lives. When she's rescued by a tall, handsome stranger, she thinks that maybe, just maybe, she's found her own real-life romantic fairy tale--until he opens his mouth and everything that comes out is gruff, ornery, and aggravatingly sexy. Thrown together during an annual firehouse calendar photo shoot, the passion between Cash and Siena sizzles, and neither one knows how to control the flames. After an evening of verbal sparring followed by a sinfully sensual night, their darkest secrets are revealed--and so is Cash's warm, romantic heart. But Siena's secret might be too much for big, strong, always-prepared Cash to handle--and Siena is forced to choose between a man who's everything she's ever dreamed of and an opportunity of a lifetime. *** The Remingtons are the third installment of the Love in Bloom Series (Voted BEST BOOK SERIES by Supportive Business Moms, UK) written by New York Times & USA Today bestselling and award-winning author Melissa Foster. This contemporary romance series features alpha male heroes and sexy, empowered women. While each book may be read as a standalone, you might enjoy reading the entire Love in Bloom series.


Stroke of Love

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ISBN: 0646424734
Release Date: 2003
Number of pages: 217
Author: Sofia Sousa
Publisher:

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Love in an Altered State

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ISBN: 9781481754057
Release Date: 2011-01-04
Number of pages: 156
Author: William J. Potoka Jr.
Publisher: AuthorHouse

Download and read online Love in an Altered State in PDF and EPUB LOVE IN AN ALTERED STATE, encompasses many aspects of the life and times of a seemingly ordinary man and his contribution to posterity. The story begins with the fact that "Bill" has suffered a debilitating cerebral stroke. The time line begins approximately 60 years after the end of World War II, in which Bill served as a paratrooper. Because of his poor health he now appears older than his 86 years. To his very young great-grandchildren he is seen as an old man in a wheelchair. The ignorance of youth has masked the fact that he was once youthful and that he led a remarkable life full of achievement. Much of his life was molded by his heritage and the turbulence of the early 1940s, the preceding Great Depression, and World War II. It is a story of humble beginnings in a Western Pennsylvania coal patch town. It is a tale of hard work, love and separation, duty, honor, and patriotism. The story describes his early home life and family and how he had to quit school to work in the mines to help the family through tough economic times. The book tells the story of his loving wife "Flo" and their courtship and early years. It is a story that exemplifies the power of love. It details the feeling of separation they endured during Bill's nearly three years of military service. Bill's military service is chronicled through the archives of the 11th Airborne Division and other military histories. The actions of the 11th Airborne are interspersed with Flo's life on the home front. From humble beginnings, to a young husband and father in harm's way, to a returning veteran trying to achieve the American Dream, to a life time of community service and achievement in business, Bill has now arrived at his life in an altered state.


Stroke of Love

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ISBN: 9781512723397
Release Date: 2016-06-10
Number of pages: 272
Author: Kevin M. Bill
Publisher: WestBow Press

Download and read online Stroke of Love in PDF and EPUB Stroke of Love is a story about years of love Michael kept hidden from Elaine. She had her own secrets about Michael, but her mother’s fears insulated her from a relationship with anyone. She became exposed to Michael’s true character at a very emotional and crucial time in her life. In the Greek language, three words are translated into English as love. Agape is the highest form of love, distinguished by a deliberate choice, not just a feeling. Agape love is everlasting, sacrificial, and enduring to the end. Can Michael enter into the isolated world Elaine’s mother created and expose Elaine to a true everlasting love?


Texas Monthly

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ISBN:
Release Date: 1982-12
Number of pages: 268
Author:
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Download and read online Texas Monthly in PDF and EPUB Since 1973, TEXAS MONTHLY has chronicled life in contemporary Texas, reporting on vital issues such as politics, the environment, industry, and education. As a leisure guide, TEXAS MONTHLY continues to be the indispensable authority on the Texas scene, covering music, the arts, travel, restaurants, museums, and cultural events with its insightful recommendations.


Whose Hand Is This

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ISBN: 1863682732
Release Date: 1999
Number of pages: 277
Author: Rosalie Leaney
Publisher: Fremantle Arts Center Press

Download and read online Whose Hand Is This in PDF and EPUB Whose Hand is This? is a deeply moving account of one woman's survival of and partial recovery from stroke. What makes this book so remarkable is that Rosalie's story is presented side by side with that of her husband, Gordon. The enormous changes brought to their relationship, their different experiences of the same event, their tenacity, love and commitment, make this a compelling read. '...a celebration of an individual person's triumph against overwhelming medical odds.' Dr Kim Fong


Hope Heals

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ISBN: 9780310344551
Release Date: 2016-04-26
Number of pages: 240
Author: Katherine Wolf
Publisher: Harper Collins

Download and read online Hope Heals in PDF and EPUB When all seems lost, where can hope be found? Katherine and Jay married right after college and sought adventure far from home in Los Angeles, CA. As they pursued their dreams, they planted their lives in the city and in their church community. Their son, James, came along unexpectedly in the fall of 2007, and just 6 months later, everything changed in a moment for this young family. On April 21, 2008, as James slept in the other room, Katherine collapsed, suffering a massive brain stem stroke without warning. Miraculously, Jay came home in time and called for help. Katherine was immediately rushed into micro-brain surgery, though her chance of survival was slim. As the sun rose the next morning, the surgeon proclaimed that Katherine had survived the removal of part of her brain, though her future recovery was completely uncertain. Yet in that moment, there was a spark of hope. Through 40 days on life support in the ICU and nearly 2 years in full-time brain rehab, that spark of hope was fanned into flame. Defying every prognosis, with grit and grace, Katherine and Jay, side by side, struggled to regain a life for Katherine as she re-learned to talk and eat and walk. Returning home with a severely disabled body but a completely renewed purpose, they committed to celebrate this gift of a second chanceby embracing life fully, even though that life looked very different than they could have ever imagined. In the midst of continuing hardships and struggles, both in body and mind, Katherine and Jay found what we all long to find...hope, hope that heals the most broken place, our souls. An excruciating yet beautiful road to recovery has led the Wolf family to their new normal, in which almost every moment of life is marked with the scars of that fateful April day in 2008. Now, eight years later, Katherine and Jay are stewarding their story of suffering, restoration, and Christ-centered hope in this broken world through their ministry Hope Heals.