August 13, 2019
In April 2005, Ted W. Baxter experienced a massive ischemic stroke. He’s now an advocate, author, and speaker on strokes, aphasia, inspiration and motivation. His new book is: Relentless: How A Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better and joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Stroke Recovery Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Ted Baxter discuss the following:
- First, can you talk about what your life was life before the stroke — and were there any warning signs?
- What was your condition right after the stroke?
- In the book you write about getting a bleak prognosis, which must have felt awful. But how did you resolve to start putting yourself back together?
- How long did it take you to regain your speech and mobility, and to what extent?
- Can you talk about your experience with your family, friends, doctors and therapists — who were invaluable in the process? Who did you lean on?
- Can you talk about some strategies people who experience a stroke and aphasia should take to improve their odds?
- It’s clear the stroke changed your life. But would you say the experience had a silver lining?
Ted W. Baxter (MBA, Wharton), was an auditor and management consultant at Price Waterhouse, passed all four parts of the CPA exam in one take, and built a financial services consulting practice in Tokyo for Price Waterhouse, becoming partner in record time.
After working in the Asia-Pacific for Price Waterhouse and Credit Suisse First Boston, he became a managing director at Citadel LLC, a premiere hedge fund and global financial institution. He retired after twenty-two years in the financial industry.
In April 2005, he experienced a massive ischemic stroke. He’s now an advocate, author, and speaker on strokes, aphasia, inspiration and motivation. He volunteers at health institutions, is involved in philanthropic causes, and lives in Newport Beach. He is the author of: Relentless: How A Massive Stroke Changed My Life for the Better (Greenleaf Book Group Press, July 2018).
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May 10, 2017
Stroke awareness advocate La’Wana Harris joins eHealth Radio & the Health News Channel to talk about strokes and who should be concerned.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest La’Wana Harris discuss the following:
- May is National Stroke Awareness Month, is this something young, healthy adults need to worry about?
- Tell us a bit about your story?
- What are early warnings signs of a stroke?
- From all you have learned & from your experience, who is a risk?
- Tell us more about your book & how can listeners purchase your book?
La’Wana Harris is the author of YOU ARE STILL GOOD, a novella that details her story as a mother of a stroke survivor. Through the book she hopes to give encouragement, and inspiration for those finding themselves in a crisis situation.
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August 14, 2015
Bob Mandell, stroke survivor, stroke coach and author of the new book, STROKE VICTOR: How to Go from Stroke Victim to Stroke Victor joins eHealth Radio and the Health News and Stroke Recovery Channel.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Bob Mandell discuss the following:
- You had a massive stroke at age 53. What makes this book not just another recovery memoir?
- What are some of the wide discrepancies in Stroke Certification in America’s Hospitals?
- What should you say to 911 operators or ambulance personnel if a loved one is stricken?
- Why is stroke, the number four killer disease in America, (900,000 new cases per year), not even on the list of top ten disease research funding by the Federal Government?
- What are some of the innovative, non-publicized treatments that many doctors do not know? How do you find them?
Bob Mandell suffered a massive hemorrhagic stroke which left him residing in a Connecticut nursing home at the age of 53. He was unable to speak more than two words, incontinent, in a wheelchair, paralyzed on his previously dominant side, and unable to think. Remarried only eighteen months, as he emerged from the “fog” of the stroke he, with the help of his new wife (and caregiver), Debbie, became determined to be a stroke victor instead of a stroke victim.
In his search to “beat” stroke and recover his life, he experienced traditional physical, occupational and speech therapy. He relearned to walk with the help of aqua therapy. He extended his recovery with the help of a number of little-known integrative therapies and became a participant in a number of clinical research studies. In his efforts to go well beyond the dire predictions and expectations of the professionals, he learned novel game-changing lessons and developed coping strategies to make up for his deficits. His search to discover new and better ways towards a better life continues today and is the hallmark of his and Debbie’s lives. And now his dedication to help others stricken by stroke to also find a better life has led to a new career path as author, stroke coach, and public speaker. His book, Stroke Victor, How to Go from Stroke Victim to Stroke Victor, creates a roadmap to recovery including how to beat depression which is the number one barrier to a constructive new life.
Having witnessed first-hand the confusion and difficulty many families affected by stroke encounter, Bob has started a Stroke Coaching service. The service will help enable stroke survivors and their caregivers to advocate for and locate appropriate after-stroke recovery resources and provide useful hints about getting around their depression and handicaps. Bob is especially proud to have founded The Stroke Research Foundation, a 501c3 organization whose mission is to improve post-stroke lifestyles, to “up the game” on advocacy for this underserved disease, fund 21st Century rehabilitation research and to create a new rehabilitation research portal in everyday language to likewise assist survivors.
Bob Mandell may be reached at bob@StrokeVictor.com.
November 14, 2014
Richard L. Burns, Author & Spokesperson for Stroke Awareness & Recovery in regards to his new book, "Live or Die--A Stroke of Good Luck", which is based on his own story of being struck down with a cerebral hemorrhage and declared dead at 38 years old joins eHealth Radio and General Health & News Channels.
Miraculously, Richard regained consciousness and he got a 2nd chance at life! His new book is the story of his resurrection. A story of hope and practical advise for victims of stroke or any serious illness.
Listen to interview with host Eric Michaels and guest Richard L. Burns discuss the following:
- "Live or Die: A Stroke of Good Luck" was inspired by you suffering a cerebral hemorrhage 40 years ago. Can you tell our listeners your story?
- You were given a 2nd chance at life at 38 years old. How did that change you and your values?
- How does "Live or Die: A Stroke of Good Luck" stand out from other books about strokes?
- What advice do you give others recovering from a serious illness?
- The book is a must-read for all stroke survivors. It helps you understand stroke and recovery, and inspires its readers. That must be very rewarding?
Richard L. Burns is a retired television and advertising executive (a real-life "Mad Man"), who put the smile on the PSA Airplanes and helped engineer a cultural icon- the Fruit of the Loom models. He is an authority on retail, accountable and measurable advertising, and developed the first viable system of local television advertising and sales for national advertisers. Burns was a management consultant, promulgated fund-raising for non-profits and conceived and produced a successful international educational children's TV series called "With It."
At 38, Richard was struck down with a cerebral hemorrhage and declared dead at 38 years old. Richard miraculously regained consciousness and was given a second chance at life. He became a spokesperson for stroke awareness and recovery and wrote and published his memoir, "Live Or Die: A Stroke of Good Luck", which he calls "a handbook of hope." The book is a wise and witty story of his long and slow recovery and resurrection in his own words. It chronicles life after stroke and offers readers advice on how to come out victorious, after suffering a major illness. It is also about what he learned from the ordeal and how his life and values changed with each step he took to heal himself.
Richard is responsible for the rescue of animals in national disasters. He is the recipient of numerous professional and service awards, and is a graduate of Stanford University.