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Kate Allatt’s second book reveals that her sense of humour is a vital coping mechanism when she tries to pick up the pieces of her shattered life following a major brainstem stroke. Locked-in and paralysed, Kate was deprived of all that we take for granted. Our ability to walk, talk, swallow and laugh. Everyday family […]

Can you imagine being trapped in your own body? Able to see and hear everything going on around you but unable to move or speak – the blink of an eye your only way to communicate. Super-fit young mother-of-three Kate Allatt’s life was torn apart when she became locked in her own body after suffering […]

Kate Allatt (internationally published author of ‘Running Free’ ) and Cheryl Galsworthy have written this practical book which aims to be a self-management tool for anyone affected by stroke or acquired brain injury. Their message: We hope “I Am Still The Same” will equip survivors with hands-on information to help them manage their own recoveries, […]

Florence Weiner is an award-winning author of eight books on disability and recovery. Working with the renowned Rusk Institute of Rehabilitation Medicine in New York, Florence wrote, Recovering at Home with a Heart Condition and Recovering at Home After a Stroke. Her book, No Apologies, was a best seller, about the personal stories of people […]

In an instant, forty-nine-year-old Allison O’Reilly went from being an active woman engaged in her family, the challenges of daily life, and a career as director of marketing for a Fortune 100 company to a life struggle to regain her independence. In Out of the Darkness, she shares her personal story of experiencing a brain […]

A true story of a mother finding hope for her daughter born with cerebral palsy due to a stroke at birth. This journey takes you through many difficult challenges with this family along with 12 years of doctors saying there is no cure. One day they discover a doctor who was able to help and […]

When David Dow was ten years old, his life suddenly changed due to a massive stroke. The stroke left him paralyzed on the right side and gave him aphasia, leaving him unable to speak, read, or write. Brain Attack shares David’s story with frankness, humor, and most of all, with hope. David Dow is an […]

If you have a desire to learn about affordable technologies and would like help determining what resources can be used to help children experience greater success and independence, please read on. This updated guide provides information for families, teachers, and therapists who would like to learn about mainstream as well as specialized tools that can […]

In his book “Brain Injury” Living a Productive Life After a Stroke or Traumatic Brain Injury, Walt Kilcullen shares practical knowledge he has learned as a mentor. In addition to his personal experience, experts on assorted issues were located. Walt was able to ask questions and receive enlightened answers. For example in the chapter on […]

After suffering a stroke and the onset of aphasia Dr. Ruth Resch engaged successfully in the difficult process of separating the ‘verbal mind’ from the visual mind, thereby providing a platform for arousing previously enjoyed pleasures in painting, drawing, and music. These evolved as places of rest and avenues of healing fulfillment. As a person […]