What were you doing on October 12th 2012?
Well, I can tell you what I did because I had a massive stroke that day
while out of the city (NYC)for my job.
I was found unresponsive and very near death by a cleaning woman in my hotel bathroom.
I was then rushed to the very hospital I was working for.
Below Photo: In Wilson Hospital of New york in ICU
Seven blood clots,many cat scans,a med flight, and a few surgeries later here I am in present day time. It has been a year and a half of recovery from my personal war in a hospital in upstate New York (Wilson Hospital).
A team of healthcare professionals worked tirelessly to save me while I was surrounded by my family and friends praying to God for my life to be spared.
Against the odds it was spared and I survived.
I was flown to University of Michigan Hospital where I remained for 64 days
in in- patient rehab. My Father and I during the medflight on Kalitta Air. (above)I relearned how to walk again and built up my strength As well as re-learning things like reading,writing,reasoning,and conversation skills with speech&language therapists.
It has been an unimaginable journey and it still continues.
Now I have another “go-around.”
This time I am not only smarter and more determined but also know how to go about things better,I’m thankful for that.
In conclusion, this has certainly highlighted the fragility and beauty of life for me.
At an all too young age, I have suffered what some do in very old age.
This has led me to appreciate different things.
As well as meet a slew of special people along the way.
Today I’m sitting at a beautiful new desk and typing on a new computer.
I still have physical problems and work to do.
However I know it will get better and continues to.
The world may think I’ve “lost.”
I beg to differ,I’ve gained more than most.
Sal GaudioJuly 25, 2014 at 11:27 am (9 years ago)
Leah, wonderfully stated. Continue your journey and Follow your dreams.Reply
bleuelectrcJuly 26, 2014 at 9:20 pm (9 years ago)
Thank you Sal! much love to you 🙂
KerraSeptember 18, 2014 at 3:37 am (9 years ago)
Absolutely Beautiful! Well said.. You are such an amazing, strong and beautiful person! Keep fighting!! Luv ya butthead!!! 🙂Reply
bleuelectrcSeptember 19, 2014 at 6:45 pm (9 years ago)
I love you too Becky 😉
God's Hot SpotSeptember 28, 2016 at 6:20 am (7 years ago)
Dear Leah, you gained your most priceless asset of a GREAT PRICE eternal treasure your soul in Christ. We know it is better to GAIN YOUR SOUL. The GREATEST TREASURE you gained is Jesus Christ interceding Prays for you who care to listen and turn around to follow GOD’S KINGDOM. An important lesson in university of life is ALL THINGS WORK TOGETHER FOR GOOD FOR THOSE WHO LOVE GOD WHO ARE CALLED ACCORDING TO GOD’S PLANS AND PURPOSE. Every experience we go through is of great value and is a blessing to encourage and give hope to others by shared experiences. If you never really experienced life how can you UNDERSTAND HOW IT FEELS LIKE TO EMPATHISE with any person what they are going through. Once you live through these experiences you gain a spirit of excellence and distinction to minister and support others better. Give God thanks in all these circumstances and give HIM GLORY. These experiences not caused by God are often used by God through you to testify and become your gift and calling to help others. Thank you for sharing your heart in depth with us. Continue to claim all the healing promises of God for your life in Jesus Name. God bless you.Reply
KIJOJanuary 6, 2017 at 3:27 am (6 years ago)
Incredibly inspiring, thank you for sharing 🙂Reply
LeahJanuary 6, 2017 at 4:44 pm (6 years ago)