Sailing from Stroke to Newfound Strength

By Jade Waddy Gregg Plunkett grew up with a love of sailing. From the young age of 10, he participated in sailing activities with the Houston Yacht Club. “I’ve always felt a sense of freedom on the water,” Plunkett said. His hobbies included, but were not limited to kitesurfing, freshwater and saltwater fishing, sailing, surfing [Continue Reading]

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Brain Surgery Saves Darren and Keeps A Family Dream On Schedule

By Evan Koch Belinda Everett and her grandson, Darren Martinez, have been looking forward to August 2019 for years. That’s when Darren will finally be a student in Everett’s fourth grade math class at Benavides Elementary School in South Texas. “He began talking about it when he was in first grade,” Everett said. “Darren would [Continue Reading]

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Young Dad’s Hardest Job Ever: Coming Back from a Stroke

By Jade Waddy It was a typical evening at home for Keith Smith , who was getting his 8-year-old son and 12-year-old daughter ready for bed on a school night, when his life would change forever. On February 12, the 40-year-old father of two, had just finished playing tooth fairy for his son when he [Continue Reading]

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“Embracing My New Normal After My Stroke”

By: Toi Robinson Normal is such a subjective word, as it can mean many things for different people. In the past four years, my “normal” has evolved as I’ve overcome many challenges and celebrate my daily triumphs. Saturday, July 5, 2014, started as a typical day for me.  I’d spent the morning busying myself with [Continue Reading]

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3-Year-Old Hospital Patient Becomes a Firefighter for a Day

Edison, age 3, loves all things related to firefighting. His room in his Dallas-area home is decorated with fire engines and posters of firefighters; he has his own electric ride-on fire truck; his favorite color is red; and he wants to be a fireman when he grows up. He’s a curious, outgoing little boy, who [Continue Reading]

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