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The Full Story of my stroke

On October 18, 2006, my whole life changed. It was a day I will never forget. I remember feeling a sharp pain in my head, and then everything went black. The next thing I knew, I woke up a month later at the Foothills Hospital in Calgary. I had suffered a severe brain hemorrhage, and my world had turned upside down.

Over the next five months, I underwent a grueling recovery process at the hospital. Learning to walk and talk again was one of the toughest things I've ever had to do. But with each passing day, I pushed myself harder and harder. I was determined to regain my independence and get back to the activities I loved.

After leaving the hospital, I spent a year at an intensive rehabilitation facility in Ponoka. I was constantly learning new ways to enhance my life and make it more fulfilling.

Before the accident, I was an avid outdoor enthusiast. Skiing, climbing, mountain biking - I loved it all. But after my brain hemorrhage, I had to learn how to participate in these activities in a different way. I had to adapt to my physical limitations and learn new techniques.

Now, I still enjoy getting out and exploring. I've discovered new sports like adaptive climbing and power wheelchair hockey. And, I've become a bit of an adrenaline junkie! Skydiving, rappelling, rafting - these are just a few of the activities that I now love. While my life may have changed dramatically that day in October, I'm grateful for the opportunities that have come my way.

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