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In 2008, Alyssa Whitson was left for dead after a former coworker attacked her at their place of business during a robbery. While she was lucky to survive the gun shots fired into the back of her head, she now lives with complications as a result of the brain injury. In celebration of her 51st birthday, Alyssa was granted a birthday wish to meet someone else who lives with a disability, Winter the dolphin.
In the United States, stroke is the No. 5 cause of death and leading cause of disability. To educate community members on stroke, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota offered a stroke awareness and survivor event on Wednesday, May 22.
Stroke is the leading cause of serious long-term disability in the United States. As part of Stroke Awareness month in May, Marcus Braz, CEO of Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota sat down with ABC 7’s Sunset View to help educate the community on the prevention and treatment of stroke.
In an effort to improve the future for Parkinson’s disease patients, Encompass Health Rehabilitation Hospital of Sarasota has teamed up with the Neuro Challenge Foundation for Parkinson’s and the University of Florida to educate the community on the University of Florida's Brain Donation Program on May 17 from 1:30 – 3 p.m.
Find out why Michelle Nalley abruptly quit her job a started nursing school. “As a nurse, I make a difference in peoples’ lives. And if you can do that, well… that’s the greatest gift you can possibly give.”
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