On March 30, 2014, Moran’s entire world changed when she had a stroke at age fifty-three. This frightening, near-death experience thrust both Moran and her husband suddenly into the need to navigate the complex healthcare system and to take on new roles as health care advocates that neither understood.
The foundation of this book is Moran’s research to more clearly understand what happened and how stroke survivors could thrive. Included are insights from one physical therapist and three doctors who were instrumental in the healing journey. It is a guide for patients of both strokes and serious brain injuries who are looking for hope and insights into ways to keep moving forward with recovery and includes key insights for their caregivers.
In response to the book landing on several Amazon best seller lists, Moran shared, “My husband, Jim, and I didn’t know what to do when I was admitted to the hospital with this near-death experience. Jim now had to figure out how to take care of me physically, emotionally, and spiritually as well as how to advocate for me. It was challenging as we moved forward one step at a time. I wrote about the experience so that other people in our position would have a primer on advocacy. My hope is that my story will be an inspiration to keep stroke and brain injury survivors striving forward.”
The book is available in both print and Kindle on Amazon.
About Marcia Moran
Holding a B.S. in Political Science with magna cum laude from the University of North Dakota and a Master’s in Business Administration, from Chapman University, in California, Marcia Moran has written over fifty business plans and helped entrepreneurs strategize over how to differentiate their companies in changing environments. Her twenty-plus years of experience helping other entrepreneurs encouraged her to establish her own firm, Performance Architect, in 2012 and to co-found Positive Business DC that same year.
After suffering a major stroke in 2014, Moran applied her skills in planning and strategy as she strived to become whole. Her journey of learning to become her own healthcare advocate has resulted in Stroke Forward. Moran hopes that other brain injury survivors and their caregivers build on the basics in her book. Moran speaks and shares her message of hope, inspiration, healing, and a way forward across the country and welcomes new opportunities to help both individuals and organizations affected by major health crises move forward.
To learn more about Marcia Moran, visit https://www.strokeforward.com/