A Stroke Survivor’s Words to Live By – Meet Bill

Meet Bill

ASF -- Seeing others' progress helps focus on what he can still do

Meet Bill!

Bill is grateful for his time at the American Stroke Foundation. He states that he enjoys the exercise opportunities, such as the NuStep and Morning Muscle Moves. He is reminded how to do things with the correct technique, and it helps him to make better connections in his brain. He is also grateful to connect with people with whom he shares a common experience at the ASF. Bill gets frustrated with things he can’t do as well as he could before his stroke. But coming here, he can see the progress that others have made, and it reminds to “focus on the good and the things I can still do, rather than the things I can’t do as well anymore.”

When he is not at ASF program, Bill enjoys watching TV or documentaries, listening to non-fiction audiobooks, playing his harmonica, and playing with his 8 grandchildren. Bill really enjoys learning new things. His wife, Janelle, his family and neighbors have been a great support system for him. He says his wife is the #1 caregiver! Bill says he has met such nice people at the American Stroke Foundation and is thankful that he is progressing each day.

Bill is great at making us all laugh and we are grateful to see his smiling face every day at the American Stroke Foundation!