Article: STROKE FAMILY: Barbara + Michael Schacker’s Story

June 26th, 2013

Stroke Family: Barbara + Michael Schacker’s Story

Stroke Skull

Stroke Skull

The stroke that is the major subject of this article was extremely massive, enough to be life threatening, and take out most of Michael Schacker’s left hemisphere, including Broca’s area, which generates speech, and much of the left motor cortex, leading to paralysis of his right hand and leg.  With the permission of Barbara Dean Schacker, Michael’s wife, I have used the title of her website: “Stroke Family,” because when a loved person is “stroked,” the whole family also is “stroked,” or traumatized. Barbara is also a co-author for this article.

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