Stroke Survivor’s Journey: “Happier Now Than Ever”

Stroke Survivor’s Journey: “Happier Now Than Ever”

In honor of Stroke Awareness Month, I decided to tell my brief story and how I responded to having a traumatic stroke.  I had an entirely different career path in mind but one night changed the course of my life forever. On October 16, 2006, while serving in the Navy,...
“The Only Disability is a Bad Attitude”: Sean Clarke’s Story

“The Only Disability is a Bad Attitude”: Sean Clarke’s Story

Sean Clarke was just 7-years-old when the back of his left knee was severed by glass. The accident left him with permanent foot drop and peroneal nerve palsy in his lower left leg. The full scope of his injuries included: When Get Back UP Today learned that Sean was...
MICA Month: Standing Up For Those Who Can’t

MICA Month: Standing Up For Those Who Can’t

March 2, 2016 was one of the most frightening and confusing days of my life. During labor and delivery with my firstborn child, Noah, my peroneal nerve and sciatic nerve were severely damaged. This diagnosis took months to get from doctors, as no one initially knew...
Frank “Sean” Johnson: Master of the Silver Lining

Frank “Sean” Johnson: Master of the Silver Lining

US Veteran and acclaimed actor, writer, producer and motivational speaker, Frank “Sean” Johnson, has a story that itself seems straight out of a Hollywood drama.   Johnson, who served his country in Desert Storm as an Air Force Mental Health Specialist, provided...
Cori Fischer: What Dystonia Taught Me

Cori Fischer: What Dystonia Taught Me

Hi, my name is Cori Fischer and this is my story. In 2012 at the age of 12, I went from being a competitive gymnast to having trouble walking. Little did I know at this time what life was going to throw at me, and boy was it a curveball. I was eventually diagnosed...