Happy Birthday To Me! By Pat

Today is my birthday this August 23rd and I would like to say Thank You! We were talking at the Stroke Comeback Center. I have been going there for 4 years. Over years I have gotten better with speaking, listening, reading and writing. I think about that a lot. And I needed to tell you that my family, friends and all of my extended family in New Jersey. You are the ones that make me keep going. (And if you all don’t know, my wife, PATTY, saved my life!!!)

For me every day is the movie, “Forest Gump”. Life is like a box of chocolates… You never know what you’re going to get. But every day I wake up and I am excited that I am alive! I got hurt in the war 9 years ago. I have big TBI, aphasia and post-traumatic epilepsy. My aphasia has gotten better and I haven’t had a seizure in 4 years. The brain is there. It will help me, you too, get better every day. Here’s looking at you!!!

My body is getting old but inside I am getting young…

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