My Triumph Over Stroke

I past the ONE YEAR anniversary of my stroke. Still kicking. Still playing. Newschannel9, the ABC affiliate in Syracuse, did a small segment on my journey. I’m happy to share it with you. The great Carrie Lazarus interviewed me.

https://www.google.com/amp/s/www.localsyr.com/amp/news/the-conversation/todd-hobin-the-conversation_20190523221536/2022505145

READ and SEE more of my Stroke story below.

TELEVISION CAMPAIGN!! Crouse Health launched a new campaign to reinforce the need to get to the hospital ASAP at the first sign of a stroke. We are getting the word out on preventing, recognizing and recovering from Stroke. Way to go team!!

HERE IT IS:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=fnB0Jp2ceq8

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On May 22, 2018 I awoke in the midst of a stroke. I didn’t know it at the time. Denial made me think that the paralysis I felt on my left side was either a pinched nerve or I had slept on my side and caused my left arm, hand, and leg to be “asleep.” The symptoms did not fade.

I tried to use my left arm and hand. It was a no go. I tried to pick things up. They dropped to the floor. I tried to play my guitar. Nothing.

We called Dr. Cohen’s office. They put me through immediately. I can still hear his voice. “Call 911. Have them take you to Crouse. Trust me.”

So began my journey and the start of my new normal. A life after stroke.

In the coming weeks I will share more of my journey back, My Triumph Over Stroke, but for now, read this info and take it to heart.
https://knowridge.com/2019/01/how-to-recognize-a-stroke-and-what-you-should-know-about-their-treatment/

You can also watch my story on the PBS Special “Cycle of Life.”

https://video.wcny.org/video/best-of-season-10-ezkpwy/

READ MY STORY:

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Todd Hobin