A Testimonial For the Stroke Recovery Foundation
My name is Rand Posmantur and I am 53 years old. I had a stroke several years ago, but before that, I was a senior executive in the Biotech industry.
I found the Stroke Recovery Foundation and Bob Mandell, its founder because I was looking to volunteer for a stroke related non-profit. I connected with Bob and started to do volunteer projects. I had a connection with Bob since I had a stroke and Bob is also a stroke survivor and patient advocate. Bob and the Stroke Recovery Foundation provides resources for patients recovering from a stroke.
Perhaps more importantly for me and my wife, Bob took on the role of a recovery coach. He advised me on regaining my freedom. I am very dependent on my wife, and we spend 24/7 together. He insisted that we break that bond to give both me and my loving wife, and caregiver, more freedom.
I have dysarthric speech, he put me in contact with a therapist from Speech by the Beach. It is working wonderfully. He has instructed me on the benefits of physical therapy and exercise. I have now started to exercise. I have poor dexterity in my hands, so he provided me with an occupational rehabilitation therapist at Lee Health. Notwithstanding the coaching, he instructed me on the importance of diet. I have committed to losing some weight. And, I stopped driving and made a commitment to start again.
Bobs coaching through the Stroke Recovery Foundation has been heaven sent. Before Bob’s coaching, I had given up on rehabilitation. He has helped me to make more constructive lifestyle choices. The coaching has provided me with a roadmap to success. Due to the Stroke Recovery Foundation, I feel I am on the path to recovery.
Rand Posmantur — Ph.D., MBA