MY JOURNEY WITH STROKE
My name is Renel Gilles. I’m married to a wonderful woman called Frances together, we have two beautiful kids, Khemli and RJ (Renel Jr). They are 17 and 16 years old respectively, both in high school. I worked as a Director of Students Affairs at Concorde Career Colleges for 13 years. And I have been pursuing my master’s degree in Public Administration at Barry University. This is my life story where I talk about the onset, progress, and outcome of my stroke, which occurred four months after I started pursuing my masters, including how it changed my life forever. The story addresses the challenges I went through, how I overcame them as well as my initiative to set up a non-profit organization which will aim at promoting Stroke awareness and early prevention in young adults. My life story is meant to explain what stroke is, what it does to the human body, its progress, and recovery, its statistics in the US, how it affects families, how we can help reduce it and also give hope to those fighting against it.