Retired special education teacher - "I was a Resource Specialist Teacher at Edison Elementary School in Burbank, Ca. for 30 years."
"I had a stroke November 6, 2015. It affected the right side of my body. I had to learn to walk and speak clearly all over again. I had physical, occupational and speech therapy. Physical therapy lasted the longest, over 1 year. In October 2016 I joined the USC 5k program that meets every Thursday at the Rose Bowl. There the emphasis is on walking. It has helped me tremendously and last March I competed in the 5k marathon at Dodger Stadium and completed it! I'm going to participate again this year.
I joined C.O.R.E. last September - C.O.R.E. has helped me strengthen myself a lot! I meet with my Restorative Exercise Specialist, Natalie Corbet, one hour a week and spend another hour or two on my independent program. I am working on walking and balance as well as strength. So far my ability to go up and down stairs with no hand rail has greatly improved."