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Couple's cross-country bike trip focuses on stroke and aphasia awareness

Original post made on May 16, 2022

What Steve Zuckerman calls a "wacky cross-country trip" and a bucket list item for him and his wife Debra Meyerson, may also be a first -- a tandem bike ride across America to increase awareness about the impact of stroke and aphasia.

Read the full story here Web Link posted Monday, May 16, 2022, 5:20 PM


Posted by MyFeelz
a resident of Juana Briones School
on May 16, 2022 at 8:00 pm

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This part of the article struck a chord in me: "Three years into her recovery when her medical leave ended, she lost her tenure at Stanford. Zuckerman says that was a "triggering event," that left Meyerson struggling to define, "who am I now?" -- Who you are now is a champion. You know the statistics. At 12 years post stroke, you have left the statistical averages behind and instead of measuring in feet, you are measuring in miles that so many stroke patients can't achieve -- not for lack of trying. If you're crossing the Astoria Bridge, you've got my undying admiration. Good luck!

Posted by Mark
a resident of Palo Verde
on May 17, 2022 at 11:36 am

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Wow—what a nightmare. Of course—I would know: having been there. There at Stanford in rehab 17 years ago too; for years. Then slowly up and constructing a new person. Then built a company worth 8 figures according to Chase and raised a family with my wife’s help. That process will unveil who a human being is on the inside. The tough get tougher. The weak—well…

Good luck! You should be fine—as long as you don’t injure yourselves. Good luck. You have my regard. Both of you.