But, unexpectedly near the end of her kindergarten school year, her mother suffered a life-altering stroke. Katies mom transitioned from a happy-go-lucky mom to one who lost her ability to walk and talk. For the first time in her life, Katie was really scared and worried what was going to happen to her mother.
Although Katie lost her old mom, she gained a new mom who turned out to be very different. Life was altered from what it once was, but it wasnt so bad because through it all, Katie was lucky to have her mom.
A book for children, Mom Had a Stroke explores how one little girl felt as she learned to accept and adjust to a new mom with physical challenges, and how, over time, they began to experience happiness as a family again.
Delanie L. Stephenson was a ninth-grade history teacher for eleven years. A stroke survivor since 2012, she lives in Wilsons, Virginia, with her husband, Curtis, and her two children, Katie and Alex. This is her second book.
Through the eyes of ten-year-old Annemarie, we watch as the Danish Resistance smuggles almost the entire Jewish population of Denmark, nearly seven thousand people, across the sea to Sweden. The heroism of an entire nation reminds us that there was pride and human decency in the world even during a time of terror and war.
Winner of the 1990 Newbery Medal.
A terrible headache struck her on June 6, 2012, and no amount of ibuprofen could take care of it. Delanie had a stroke-similar to the stroke that Delanie's twenty-nine-year-old sister had suffered a year before. What were the odds of two sisters suffering the same ailment? Delanie's entire family was in a state of shock, and the news became worse when the doctors were unsure whether Delanie would walk or talk again.
In her memoir, Delanie describes that summer of 2012 in detail, from those first harried days in the ICU to the tedious physical therapy as she slowly began to crawl her way back to recovery. Not only did Delanie walk and talk again; she emerged from her ordeal even stronger and decided that she would never again take life for granted.
Filled with intimate details and the amazing resilience of the human spirit, The Calm before the Storm shares one woman's amazing journey from stroke victim to stroke survivor.