Stroke Story – My Journey There and Back

Stroke Story
52 Pages
ISBN 978-1-941066-19-5

The life of a vibrant, creative woman, fifty-seven years young, is dramatically changed by a major hemorrhagic stroke during a community bus trip through the Pennsylvania Highlands region.

Her foray into the unknown wilderness of brain trauma, sudden powerlessness, and fight against the odds of recovery are an inspiration to survivors of stroke or other brain trauma, as well as to their caretakers.

Stroke Story traces a woman’s transformational journey from landscape gardener, craftsperson and volunteer, into helplessness, but with hard work and expert care, a return to hope and renewal of a creative life.

Mary Ellen Gambutti

About Mary Ellen Gambutti (Sarasota, Florida Author)

Mary Ellen Gambutti

Mary Ellen is a writer and former professional gardener transplanted from Pennsylvania to Southwest Florida. Her stories appear in The Remembered Arts Journal, Modern Creative Life, Halcyon Days, Memoir Magazine, HaibunToday, Borrowed Solace, mac(ro)mic, Drabble, Fewer Than 500, BookEnds Review, Bella mused, Portland Metrozine, and many others.

For years she worked as a flower farmer, perennial garden designer, and landscape gardener. She retired from gardening with stroke disability but keeps her interest in Orchids and Succulents in pots with her husband, Phil.

The couple has rescued worthy senior dogs over the years, notably, Max, their wonderful Chihuahua.

Her books, "Stroke Story, My Journey There and Back," and "Permanent Home: A Memoir," are available on Amazon in Kindle and paperback.

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