Friday, July 27, 2012

The first full length play I wrote, Docket 32357, was completed 6 months after my stroke. I was inspired to finish it to prove to myself I could still write. It was a long but beautiful journey essential to my recovery. Later that year, the first scene of said play was made into a short film. The feeling I got watching something I wrote being filmed and acted out is something I can't yet put into words. Having one of my dreams actually come true was a bit surreal. I will just say I was all smiles. Docket 32357 is currently getting into festivals around the U.S. and I couldn't be more thrilled!

Please check out the teaser Docket 32357 You never know, there might be a showing in your state soon!

A Friday Lapse

It still sucks when someone says "Remember when..." and I can't.

Tuesday, July 24, 2012

Lazarus Effect Device?

I've been reading about a new thrombectomy device in the middle stages of becoming a treatment for ischemic strokies. This ReCover device works by "capturing" clots in the part of your bod it affects.

Let's think about this for a minute and collectively whoa. What could this mean for folks on blood thinners? Does this mean that if ReCover gets the clot that strokies won't have to be on blood thinners? Or maybe it will reduce the time of having to be on the evil things...lots to think about! Of course the afflicted area would need to heal but wow! This is pretty big!

Currently this Lazarus Effect plans to launch the Lazarus ReCover in Europe in 2013. How exciting!

Thursday, July 19, 2012

Graduate School!

On the 4th of July, I got great news! I got into Fordham University's Inaugural MFA in Playwriting Program! I am still riding on the wave of joy from this news. Initially, I was super nervous about applying and sent in the first full length play I completed after the stroke.

For anyone who has had a stroke and thinks you can't still follow your dreams, I'm living proof that you can. You CAN do it. Your success, your small victories, your anything will feel that much sweeter because you've overcome something.

And then, once you're done smiling, you can laugh in the face of that little clot.

Ha ha ha ha ha ha....