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Now I can ... be strong for my family

Paralyzed by a postpartum stroke, Cheri Hicks was as helpless as her newborn when she arrived at Methodist Rehabilitation Center.

But with the support of some “amazing therapists,” the mother of two says she found the strength to attack therapy “like a job.”

Now, she’s back to enjoying the everyday adventures of family life and has renewed confidence in her capabilities.

“Anything that I thought was scary before, nothing is as scary as this was,” she said. “Since this all started, I’ve started a blog—something I never would have done before—and I’m going to enroll in classes to become a speech therapist.”

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