One Friday, she was in the gym with a client when Catherine said a "really, really funny feeling" overcame her. She feared that her face was becoming numb. She told the client the session was over so she could figure out what was happening.
Once we understand more about the mechanism of injury recovery and repair, we can then try to restore function to the injured brains and try to determine how to restore some of the remarkable plasticity that is lost with age.
"It's been proven that time lost is brain lost; every minute that therapy is delayed, millions of brain cells die. Katherine Wolf's story is a great example. Had her husband not arrived when he did, her story probably would've been far worse."
I write this not only in honor of World Stroke Day, but for the millions on people who are forced to live World Stroke Day every day, and for those who will one day be forced to adjust their lives to a new normal.