Author Archives: Lenice Hogan

About Lenice Hogan

Hogan survived three strokes before age 40. Now she's training to run the New York City Marathon for the second time. Hogan blogs every other Thursday about surviving a stroke, from her viewpoint and others. The Omahan, mother of three boys, is a real estate agent for CBSHOME and specializes in helping her clients find homes that fit their physical needs and disabilities, as well as allow aging at home. She founded a support group for stroke survivors and raises research funding through the National Stroke Association. See more at strokeassociation.org.

Celebrating stroke survival with music

When a gifted keyboardist suffered a stroke at age 28, she thought her music career was over. Now, she plays keyboard with her left hand and organ with her left foot. Continue reading

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Accepting the emotional impact of a stroke

Sometimes the emotional damage of a medical issue can be greater than the physical. Continue reading

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Sharing stories of stroke can help prevent and heal

Sharing my story earlier probably would have eased my recovery. Share your story as part of the National Stroke Association’s Faces of Stroke campaign. Continue reading

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Facing health problems head on

Don’t ignore signs of trouble. They only become bigger and slower to heal. Continue reading

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Celebrate heart month

February is American Heart Month and thousands of people across the state and the country will don red to call attention to the fact that cardiovascular disease is America’s number one killer. Continue reading

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Reaching out for help

Being part of a support group for stroke survivors has changed my life and blessed me in more ways than I can say. Continue reading

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Resolution: Be one who makes a difference

I may only be one person, but I can be one person who makes a difference. Continue reading

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It hurts, so why do it?

Why punish my body by running the New York City Marathon? I can’t explain how important it has become to me to be able to do something to help raise money and awareness for stroke issues. Continue reading

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I did it

After running another New York City Marathon in honor of stroke victims, I know that I am capable of handling whatever life has in store for me. I am strong. I am tough. I am stubborn. I will live to see another day. Continue reading

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Taking my own advice

On Nov. 6, I will run the New York City marathon for the third time. And I am afraid I am going to die. I fear that straining my body by running 26.2 miles will cause another stroke. Continue reading

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