”Every person who has experienced a personal tragedy inevitably has a pre-tragedy and post-tragedy life, with the former seeming so perfect and the latter seeming so complicated. The key is finding a way to reconcile the two, to take a long, hard look inside one’s heart and soul, and figure what truly makes one happy. I haven’t quite figured that out yet, but I hope I’m getting close.”


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Lauren ‘Lolo’ Spencer’s Book Is A Master Class In Finding Joy As A Young Disabled Person

Why You Shouldn’t Pity Disability

Why Do We Choose To Survive After Tragedy?

My Love/Hate Relationship With My Stroke

What I Learned From Jay Williams, Duke Basketball Legend

You Haven’t Lived Until… You’ve Had a Stroke

My Love/Hate Relationship With The Brain

Lifting the Veil of the Ice Bucket Challenge

The Cost of My Catastrophe

5 Not-So-Obvious Challenges for a Young Stroke Survivor

The Terrible Silence Between Breaths

The Ugly Truth About Karma

Can Dogs Help Some Patients More Than Docs?

The 5 Most Underrated Virtues of Great Doctors

Taking Back My Happiness

I Found My Voice in a Hopeless Place

As a Patient, I Need Obama to Win

Go Hard or Go Home: Fighting for My One Sweet Day

From Invisible to Invincible

My Stroke of… Luck?


I Loved Fashion & Getting Dressed Up — Then I Had A Stroke

I Woke Up Totally Paralyzed At 23


I’m a Vegetarian Stroke Survivor and I Have to Eat Meat


After a Stroke, I Spent 4 Months Trapped in My Own Body — Here’s What That Was Like

A Stroke at 23 Left Me Disabled & Questioning My Purpose in Life


Overcoming Barriers to Oral Health Care

The Truth about Gingivitis

Guardians against bacteria – starts with your teeth and your dentist


You Haven’t Lived Until…You’ve Met Rafael Nadal

The Moment Therapy Brought Me Back To Life After My Stroke

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