Welcome to Season 3 Episode 3 of the Know Stroke Podcast!
We were delighted to bring back an old friend, intro voice of the podcast, and stroke thriver, Caroline Goggin. Caroline shared her story with us as our inaugural guest on Season 1 Episode 2, if you haven't listened to that interview you can go back and listen here. In that episode Caroline gave credit to her husband, Travis, for saving her life. He recognized the symptoms and acted FAST! It has been a long road ever since, and we’re humbled that after hearing Caroline's side of the story in season 1, we now got to hear from Travis what those early days were like as a caregiver.
One adjective we heard a lot from Travis during this conversation was 'hopeless'. Hopelessness is a feeling many caregivers often go through when they have a loved one who suffered a stroke. Travis does an exceptional job of walking us through his thoughts, and what has changed from the day he was in the hospital at Carolines bedside to today - preparing for the Boston Marathon.
Returning to running is something near and dear to our co-host David's road to recovery who has now completed two Boston Marathons since his stroke. David and Caroline now have connected as part of their stroke recovery journey a common link with Tedy's Team, the non-profit launched by New England's own Tedy Bruschi. Since his stroke Tedy and his wife Heidi been on a mission to advance awareness and research for stroke. Caroline and Travis will be running as part of Tedy's Team, and along with training over 500 miles for the 26.2 mile run they aim to raise $18,000 to advance stroke research.
This conversation was a lot of fun, and as expected Caroline and Travis shared many gems. We hope you enjoy this episode as much as we did.
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