Coming Soon! Carl's Corner

Even though almost three-fourths of all strokes occur in people 65 years of age or over, a person of any age can have a stroke. This is true for my high school friend, Carl, who, at 48 years young, has had a massive stroke.

Strokes occur in more than 795,000 people in the United States each year, killing about 130,000. Survivors have an increased risk for long-term disability and face challenges completing daily activities.

Rehabilitation is a crucial component of care following a stroke. At top stroke centers some form of rehabilitation begins virtually immediately after a patient is admitted to the hospital — to get them on the right path to the best possible outcomes. However, Rehabilitation must also continue long after they are out of the hospital.

Visiting Carl in the hospital the week that he had his stroke inspired me to add "Carl's Corner" to my website and the items that I will be making for Carl's rehab will be offered here for sale for Stroke Survivors, Alzheimer Patients and the Elderly, who need to keep their hands busy and their brains engaged and active.

While I desperately wish that Carl and his family did not have to go through this trying time, I am excited to see how the Lord will use Carl and "Carl's Corner" to bless others going through the same challenges.