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I simply had to become independent.

by StephanieTor on January 24, 2013   |  FacebooktwitterTumblr


My neurologist asked me lots of questions (of course) the other day and we talked about how Mom's stroke changed both of our lives. When she asked how I became so independent, she basically answered the question for me. "You had to." I just nodded.

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