DORIS THURSTON shares a caregiver’s experience as she and her mother struggle to rehabilitate her stroke-aphasic father in her parent’s home over a five-year period. In this deeply personal story she portrays her father’s despair, depression and anger, as he meets the devastating challenge of a massive stroke which leaves him paralyzed on one side and unable to talk. The family’s love and support help Robert Thurston meet the ordeal with courage and tenacity. Thurston’s army experience in World War II, working with the handicapped, helps her cope with the trauma of stroke as her mother’s health deteriorates and she is faced with two patients.
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