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Summary Host, Joe Borges is interviewing not one, but three amazing guests in this episode. These guests are the Three Stromies - three women who connected through their common experience of surviving major strokes at young ages. They share their experiences from suffering their strokes to recovery to their lives after stroke. Plus they talk about how they found purpose in sharing other stroke survivor’s stories as well as their own to inspire and empowering our stroke survivor community.
Topics Discussed in this Episode
Introduction of the The Stromies - Sarah, Tamson and Angie
Homies + Stroke = Stromies
They discuss how the Stromies all met each other
Everyone shares what type of strokes they suffered - Joe suffered a hemorrhagic stroke due to high blood pressure; Sarah suffered two strokes; Tamson had a an Ischemic stroke due to holes in her heart that are a genetic mutation so she’s basically like an X-men mutant; and Angie’s adrenaline and blood pressure spiked to 300/155 due to a tumor on her adrenal gland so she’s not sure what kind of stroke she suffered because there were so many things that happened to her during her ordeal.
They discuss trouble connecting with people post stroke and losing friends because they can’t relate to their experience.
The Stromies talk about how fulfilling it is to share other stroke survivor’s stories on their platform.
Sharing your stroke story can be therapeutic, but also not everyone is ready because it makes it too real.
Sharing your story gives strength to others going through the same journey.
Everyone shares their first memories after leaving the hospital.
How the Stromies got started and how they started a blog
Links to Topics Mentioned
American Heart Association - https://www.heart.org/
Co-hosted by Joe Borges and Lauren Manzano
Produced by Joe Borges and Felice LaZae
Edited by Felice LaZae, http://felicelazae.com, @felicelazae on Twitter/Instagram
Theme song produced by Sleep Deez, @sleepvision on Instagram, @sleepdeez on Twitter
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