Stacey Kuroiwa suffered a stroke when she was 35 and has found help in her recovery from the B.R.A.I.N. community.
At age 46, Peggy Toole of Long Beach had to learn how to walk and talk all over again. In 2007, after experiencing sudden cardiac death - a loss of heart function - and being resuscitated back to life, she remained comatose for three weeks. A prolonged loss of oxygen resulted in a traumatic brain injury that left her with ataxia and apraxia disorder - limited coordination of muscle movements, with an inability to execute learned movements. She also was left legally blind.
As a hospice registered nurse, Stacey Kuroiwa, also of Long Beach, enjoyed helping people. But in 2006, at age 35, she unexpectedly needed help of her own.
Kuroiwa suffered a stroke to the left side of her brain causing paralysis in her right arm..........Next