“You gain strength, courage and confidence by every experience in which you really stop to look fear in the face. You are able to say to yourself, ‘I have lived through this horror. I can take the next thing that comes along.’ You must do the thing you think you cannot do.”

– Eleanor Roosevelt

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Personal Journals of Stroke Survivors

These blogs describe the personal journies of people who have had Stroke and their rehabilitation as well as discussions of how to prevent them.

Hello From Richardson, Texas


Hi There

Now I live in Texas, yes, I am a refugee from the country’s East Coast and came to Texas to be warmer, to meet new people and to tell them about the wonders I have discovered over the last many years traveling, lecturing, writing and meeting new people.  Yes, this is a new chapter in my life, help me enjoy it, and share it with you. 

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Me, My Stroke and I


It wasn’t early morning, on the contrary, it was about 9:30 am, the day looked balmy for November and I was in the process of drying myself to get dressed after the morning shower. The radio broadcast my favorite classical music, and all was well with the world. When all of a sudden! My entire left side went limp and numb. I tried to find my legs, only to have the left one buckle under me, and I was forced to sit before I fell to the floor. Immediately I discovered the droopiness of the arm and the entire left side of my body. I tried to call out, only to discover that I could not speak because my tongue was also numb, and I could not get a single word out.

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DoritaDelemos 300x400In 2014, Dorita DeLemos Down established “The P.A.C.E. Group, LLC”, under which she writes a blog and continues to lecture and write articles on brain injuries and stroke.  Recent information has proven that “The more you work with the brain, the healthier it becomes”.  She is a good example of that statement. From 2005 to 2008 she was engaged as Spanish language Consultant to NIH/NINDS and participated in lectures, conferences, and conventions nationwide.

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