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momlookingforhelp

Dysphagia , Stroke and Spinal cord injury

Posted by @momlookingforhelp in Visiting Mayo Clinic, Aug 8, 2011

MY 25 YEAR OLD SON DOVE INTO A POOL, ON AUGUST 2009, WHILE AT HIS 26 th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

Tags: stroke, brain stem stroke, Pulmonary Embolism, memory loss

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8times

Posted by @8times, Aug 25, 2011

May GOD bless you and your son. Let me remind you that GOD still performs miracles in our day. My wife is just one example. She has suffered 8 strokes in the last 2 months and through GOD's grace, is still alive and with me, although still hospitalized. Talk to GOD and our LORD Jesus like we are now. HE can and will help.

jojo1

Posted by @jojo1, Nov 19, 2011

Said a prayer for you hoping everything went well for your appointment.

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