Local couple co-authors book about stroke recovery
CINCINNATI (WKRC) - If people need a last-minute stocking stuffer they might want to consider a story of love and inspiration.
It’s been quite a journey for the couple, she had a stroke at 36 and her husband didn't know if she'd even live to tell her story. Now, as they have battled back together, they have become co-authors of how they co-piloted each other back to good health.
They had just arrived home on a flight from what was supposed to be a relaxing weekend together, stroke survivor Kelly Marsh said, “A month later I woke up and apparently I had a hemorrhagic stroke. I couldn't speak, I couldn't talk, I couldn't walk. I didn’t really know anybody.”
With her husband Brad at her side, and an amazing team of specialists, Kelly learned how to do all those things once again.
She said, “I think God has a plan and I just kinda went with it, and it's the best thing that ever happened to me.”
Eventually she felt with that coming together there were a few things she still needed other people to know, with her husband and caretaker, to share that story in Love Stroke. Kelly wrote her chapters to help other Brads.
“He was trying to find other books about young strokes and recovery and they didn't really have a lot of that,” she said.
Brad wrote his chapters to help those caring for Kellys. They both felt that they wanted others to know that even as Kelly still struggles with a few missing words, and an arm that hangs in the balance, so does this delicate journey of life and love as you know it.
Brad said, “We chose to find positive in what was really a challenging time and now we are really trying to turn it into something positive for other people.”