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Title:
The little book of hope : for stroke survivors, caregivers and anyone else going through a really shit time
Author:
Djajamihardja, Ade, author.
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Publication Information:
Orlando, FL : Celebrity Press, 2013.
Physical Description:
95 pages : illustrations ; 23 cm
Language:
English
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ISBN:
9780991214303
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Book

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When I first heard that my father had a stroke, I felt a large part of my world had collapsed around me. I was told that the chances of him making it through the coma were slim, and that if he managed to wake up, he may never speak, move or communicate again. I felt broken at the thought of not being able to help him. Never before had I prayed so hard to not lose someone I loved so dearly. As I watched my father slowly ascend on the road to recovery, something profoundly changed in me and in the way I viewed the world. I realized that believing in yourself, and taking each day one step at a time, knowing things will be better than the day before, can truly make all the difference. My father, against all odds, proved that his will was so strong... he would look death straight in the face and not blink. When they said he would spend several months, maybe even years in the hospital, he defied those odds. When they said he may never be able to stand up or walk again, he defied those odds. He never lost hope, and showed me, our family, so many others, and himself, that you CAN achieve what someone tells you is not possible. Even as his teenage son, I don't think I will ever be able to comprehend just how much the stroke affected him. In fact I don't think anyone can imagine the kind of journey someone like my dad has gone on, except others who had been down this same path. This book provides great insight into what stroke survivors have been through and how to provide support for those in need. Most importantly, it proves just how much a little bit of hope can go a long way. I've never been more proud to be his son