Valerie Greene | World Renowned Stroke Coach & Motivator.  Author.  Survivor.

Valerie Greene

World Renowned Stroke Coach & Motivator. Author. Survivor.

Valerie Greene

At age 31, Valerie was a healthy, successful businesswoman until two life-threatening strokes paralyzed the left side of her body and left her unable to speak. Doctors told her that she might never walk or talk again, and most of her hearing was lost. Sheer determination and faith propelled her out of her wheelchair and into a new beginning, learning once more how to walk and communicate.

Now, a worldwide symbol of hope, Valerie is a passionate advocate, multi-published author, motivational speaker, and world-renowned stroke coach & mentor. She is the founder & CEO of Global Stroke Resource Inc., (DBA a U.S.-based 501(c)(3).

She has appeared on CBS, NBC, ABC & FOX raising public awareness of stroke prevention & recovery while inspiring others that nothing is impossible and to NEVER GIVE UP!

Valerie has worked at the state and congressional level to support legislation that ensures that stroke victims will be properly accessed and transported to an appropriate stroke treatment facility. She was instrumental in helping to pass the Florida Stroke Act that Governor Jeb Bush signed into law on June 17, 2004.

She has received accolades from many venues including television programs, celebrities and dignitaries (such as Dr. Oz, Michael J. Fox, Kirk Douglas, and the Lieutenant Governor of Florida), and health authorities (including the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association, National Stroke Association, and World Health Organization) who applaud her ongoing efforts to heighten awareness of stroke prevention and recovery and, ultimately, bring hope to others.

Among her efforts to raise awareness, Valerie miraculously walked 13.1 miles in the Walt Disney half marathon for the American Stroke Association and became the top fundraiser in the nation for the organization’s 2004 Train to End Stroke program.

Valerie’s work has been showcased in multiple publications, including Recipes for the Heart cookbook issued by the American Heart Association, Stroke Smart by the National Stroke Association, and she was deemed a “Stroke Hero” by the American Stroke Association.

On October 20, 2014, the Mayor of Orlando, Florida recognized Valerie and her organization for being the leader in stroke awareness for the Central Florida region and issued an official proclamation declaring observance of “World Stroke Day” on October 29 in the city of Orlando. Additionally, the Mayor of Orange County, Florida followed suit by declaring the observance.

Once unable to speak, Valerie continues to be saluted as a top motivational speaker.

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The Power of the Human Spirit

No matter what shape or form our challenges arrive, we have a choice - to become bitter or better.

Throughout our lives, we are all faced with challenges and adversity. Being able to tap into our inner strength and courage can sustain and propel us to accomplish what may seem impossible.

Allow the power of the human spirit to move you through your challenges so you can climb every mountain with success!

Conquering Stroke

- Stroke is the #1 cause of adult disability in America and the 3rd cause of death.

- Every 45 seconds someone in America has a stroke and every 3 minutes someone dies.

- Stroke effects women 2.5 times more than breast cancer.

We must be informed!

As a two time stroke survivor, I reveal the treatments to my successful recovery and educate on detecting a stroke and ways to preventing having one.

A must for any organization looking to educate, inspire and protect their employees.

Seeing Adversity As An Opportunity

As a young sucessful businesswoman, having a massive stroke was not on my list of things to do.

Never in my wildest dreams could I have imagined that I would go from laying in a hospital bed, paralyzed; with no voice - to becoming a worldwide symbol of hope, national spokesperson and two time author.

See adversity as an opportunity.

Valerie Greene
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