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Sister Delores – a healing angel

As I look back on my recovery, and remember those who were influential in my recovery, especially during those critical, uncertain early days when few had faith in me or my chances of survival. Sister Delores, was a tall, slender … Continue reading

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Paralyzing Fear

Do you know why lions roar?  It is to paralyze their prey so the prey can’t run away.  Whenever I was afraid of something, some difficulty, relationship, anything – I’d run. Then, when I suffered a double-brainstem stroke I, like … Continue reading

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My stroke just came of age – the legal age to drink!

Yep!  Twenty-one years ago, life as I knew it, changed in the blink of an eye. My dreams became suddenly irrelevant as the possibility of taking my next breath became my primary focus. I suffered a double-pontine stroke and in minutes … Continue reading

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The Journey Continues

This month, my journey continues with a new chapter. I am entering into a two-year program to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work at California State University of Long Beach. What attracted me to the helping profession is my … Continue reading

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“Locked-in” – the frustrations, fears and recovery….

Steven Spierer with Talk Radio One interviews Kate Adamson, author of Paralyzed but not Powerless, about her excruciatingly slow and courageous journey from despair to hope, then to recovery and finally to truly making a difference in the lives of … Continue reading

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Nineteen years ago….Paralyzed but not Powerless

Paralyzed from brainstem stroke, isolated in locked-in syndrome – life is over. Or is it? On June 28th 1995, I was fine, fit and healthy. I was focused on myself, my family, my business, my success.  What’s wrong with that?  It’s … Continue reading

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Goodbye Dumpster Doggie

Helping each other can be healing on both sides. Sometimes those of us who deal with disabilities are best qualified to help others deal with the same. Sometimes those who help people the most – aren’t people! Those of you … Continue reading

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Book clubs

Invite Kate to be a part of your book club! Recently, I attended a book club who were reading Paralyzed but not Powerless. It is wonderful connecting with my readers on an intimate level. I literally am an open book! … Continue reading

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2013 Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference

I just returned from speaking at the Santa Clara Valley Brain Injury Conference. What a great opportunity to present to a variety of people from stroke and accident survivors to medical professionals and vendors of products all in the brain … Continue reading

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Are you a hero?

You are probably like me, a parent doing the best you can. You might not see yourself as a hero – do you? I remember when my daughter, Stephanie was in 6th grade and had an assignment to talk about … Continue reading

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