With World Stroke Day coming up on October 29th, stroke survivor, American Stroke Association regional ambassador, and author of the memoir A Stroke of Faith: A Stroke Survivor’s Story of a Second Chance at Living a Life of Significance Mark Moore is looking to educate others about stroke prevention and recovery.
A successful business man and entrepreneur, loving husband and father, and avid basketball-lover, Mark Moore had it all. But in May 2007, at the age of 46, his entire life changed when he suffered two strokes. After spending a month in a medically-induced coma, Mark underwent intensive rehabilitation, including speech therapy, physical therapy, and having to relearn basic life skills such as writing a check and tying his shoes. Now, 10 years later, he has made a near-full recovery due to extensive rehabilitation, the expertise of caregivers, and what he calls the three Fs: family, friends, and faith.
A Stroke of Faith tells of Mark’s journey from extremely successful businessman to unexpected stroke victim to survivor and educator. Since recovering, he has dedicated his life to teaching others about stroke prevention and recovery, giving back to his community through extensive philanthropy, and spending time with his wife, children, and grandchildren.