MEET YOUR HOST...
Sherry L. Pierce
Author of "I'm OK - A Young Mother's Struggle"
Board Member: Louisville, KY & Southern
Chapter of "The National Stroke Association"
suffered a hemorrhagic stroke
following the delivery of her baby boy, Gabriel, two years ago at
age 30. Although the stroke left her paralyzed on the left side, she
gained strength through her two young boys. After several
weeks in a rehabilitation facility, Sherry went home with her
children. She learned to care for herself and the children,
manage her home, and to drive again. It's important to note that her
oldest son Codey (now eleven) was her anchor. He is an honor roll
student in his 5th grade class and her best friend. He helped
his mother� and still does, through the lowest moments of her life.
He's a little trooper. If there was one out there, Codey deserves a
best son award!
former computer programmer, during her stay in rehab Sherry used the
Internet from her laptop computer, seeking inspiration or
testimonials from stroke and brain injury victims. Unfortunately,
she could not find any books or help online. This inspired her
to write and publish her book "I�M O.K. A Young Mother�s
Struggle." The book is an inspirational tool for victims and
created this brain injury website to lead victims and their
caregivers through the social security disability process and
show them how to obtain government aid. She also provides
advice on the physical and emotional effects of brain attack and
information about physical therapy.
received a gift from God when she escaped cognitive damage from her
near death experience. She feels compelled to use this gift and try
to give something to victims who are less fortunate. Lastly, she
hopes to repay the support of her family, her many doctor's, and her
therapists. Sherry knows in her heart that love and commitment are
crucial to recovery and there is life after a stroke.