Independence celebrates freedom. Freedom comes in vary sizes, from small or big but it truly feels like you accomplish something important. After I had my stroke, I realize the little things make a huge impact.
In the beginning, I learned how to walk and talk again. But you have milestones of progress where you feel elated of even the simplest things, like cooking. I learned how to read instructions, learned how to chop again with only my left hand. I definitely had some mistakes a long the way, but I learned and moved a long.
I organize a charity, called the Kalikie Classic Golf Tournament and all of the proceeds goes to the Stroke Comeback Center. In the beginning, the founding fathers put it on because I had issues with remembering how it worked. As time when on, I helped in different stages of my recovery. Now, I manage it all and have some volunteers that help.
Making progress is a huge part of recovery and you need to remember to look around and see the impacts in your life.