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February 2016

Feb 15, 2016

Mercy Peer Visitors Help Guide New Stroke Survivors

Posted by Cindy Hickey on Mon, Feb 15, 2016 - 1:21 PM in Patient Stories , Volunteers

         

Mercy Peer Visitors giving hope and encouragement to stroke patients at the hospital. The program was created by Mercy therapists who felt new stroke patients would find encouragement from others who already experienced the journey through stroke recovery.

"[People who've never had a stroke] have no idea how difficult it is to be a stroke patient. [Peer visitors] learn how to best offer encouragement.” ~ Tammy Guildoo, stroke survivor and peer visitor

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