Well, That F*cked Me Up! Surviving Life Changing Events.

S3 EP51: Jan's Story - Surviving A Life Changing Stroke

December 28, 2023 Luke Colson and Kyle Wise Season 3 Episode 51
Well, That F*cked Me Up! Surviving Life Changing Events.
S3 EP51: Jan's Story - Surviving A Life Changing Stroke
Well, That F*cked Me Up!
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Show Notes

Jan Burl is a hemorrhagic stroke survivor who recently obtained her Masters in Creative Writing from Southern New Hampshire University.  She is now an international motivational speaker on Stroke/Traumatic Brain Injury!
As a child, Jan was adopted into an alcoholic and abusive house, this was the first experience of what was to be a very traumatic rollercoaster ride, over the coming decades. Often common with ptsd sufferers, Jan couldn't sit still in later life, she would keep herself busy working multiple jobs until she was hospitalized with three heart attacks while in her mid forties. Skipping the advise of doctors to slow down, Jan got back to work as soon as she could but the worst was still to come, when she suffered her hemorrhagic stroke which nearly killed her. Paralysis and all sorts of issues with speech and thought, meant her life would never be the same again. Join us to hear about Jan’s ongoing recovery, through rebuilding her speech and learning to walk, and the amazing and heartwarming stories of returning to her school as a teacher and how the kids rallied around to help.
Jan resides in rural northern NY, with her dog Tippy. Her first children’s book in a series Tippy’s New Friend (about Tippy, Lana, and a lonely white dragon) is out in bookstores and online. She is also completing a post-stroke memoir. Her poems have appeared in numerous E-zines and compilations.  The stroke took her mobility, but not her creativity. Her favorite thing to tell people is “Make every day an extraordinary day!”
Links for Jan:
Facebook: @jsburlauthor
Instagram: @jsburlauthor
LinkedIn: http://linkedin.com/in/jan-burl-4476b416
Website: http://www.thundercrestbooks.com

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