A STROKE AT TWENTY-THREE
A SURVIVOR'S STORY

It felt like any other ordinary morning. 23-year-old dental assistant Karissa Bray, who had been healthy all her life, was playing with her year-old son, Kai. There was no sign or warning that she was about to suffer a paralyzing stroke. Suddenly, Karissa was struck by a severe headache. She collapsed to the floor, unable …

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A STROKE SUPERHERO

David King, age 62, was supposed to be enjoying his retirement. A lifelong comic book enthusiast, he had amassed a 2,000-volume collection over the past 50 years and was ready to spend his time curating it. But in September 2011, something happened to him that was as unexpected as a comic book cliffhanger. “I knew …

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