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Movie Night – Surviving Stroke 7 pm
January 10 @ 7:00 pm - 9:00 pm
Donna Corso will be sharing a 35-minute PBS special titled “Surviving Stroke” which focuses on her son-in-law Bill Forester’s journey from a massive hemorrhagic stroke to the stroke of a paint brush as he discovered a latent artistic talent. Bill’s journey highlights the ability of the human brain to adapt following a stroke. His story also reveals the capacity of the human spirit to grow through nurturing relationships with family, therapists and friends.
Today Bill gives motivational talks to rehabilitation professionals and stroke patients, and paints at his art studio in Cleveland, Ohio. At his first art show in Bay Village, Ohio, Bill expressed it this way: “My stroke took my voice away August 17, 2009, but it didn’t rob me of my need to communicate and be understood. Instead, I found ways beyond words, ways that have given me a broader and more nuanced language of creative expression. This [art] show lets me share my new tools of expression in the hope that other victims of stroke – and anyone in need of healing – may find a similar way home. More selfishly, this show helps me to pass through a threshold of recovery, to express my gratitude for a life I love and to face forward fully and creatively self-expressed.”