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Rediscovering Ourselves After Stroke with Prof Meyerson and Son Danny BA '11

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Mon, October 28, 2019 06:30PM -
Thu, October 31, 2019 08:30PM
Stanford in New York
915 Broadway, 18th Floor, NY NY 10022
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$15 includes a brief wine reception from 6:30-7

The Stanford New York community is invited to hear the inspirational story of Debra Meyerson, a Stanford University professor at the school of Education, who in 2010 suffered a severe stroke in which she lost all speech and was paralyzed on her right side. For three years, Deb Meyerson, with the steadfast help of her family, doctors and physical therapists, fought hard to recuperate and regain her speech, mobility and identity. 
For anyone struggling with their sense of self following injury, Debra Meyerson’s emotionally powerful journey of rebuilding and redefining her identity after suffering a debilitating stroke seeks to let survivors know that they’re not alone.
Identity Theft, which Debra wrote with her son Danny Zuckerman, centers on Debra’s experience: her stroke, her extraordinary efforts to recover, and her journey to redefine herself. She draws on her skills as a social scientist and conversations with dozens of fellow survivors­, family members, friends, colleagues, therapists, and doctors to paint a new picture of the emotional journey through the identity-based challenges born from stroke and other accidents and illnesses that rob people of important capabilities.
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And here is a link to the Stanford article about Professor Meyerson:


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