Surviving a Stroke at 33 (and Blogging About It)

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Christine Hyung-Oak Lee suffered a stroke when she was 33, and she has written about her experience in an inspiring personal essay for BuzzFeed.

Before that, she was using a pseudonym on WordPress.com to blog about her experiences, share details about her life, and practice her writing. In 2007, shortly after New Year’s Day, Lee wrote the following in a blog post:

something in my brain burped. most of what i want to do is just out of my grasp. i feel like i know how to do them, but then when i go to do them, i just…CAN’T. day by day, i’m regaining my abilities, so i hope this is just temporary.

Lee’s commenters urged her to see a doctor, and the next day, she responded to them from a hospital bed: “I had a stroke! Will be better.”

I spoke with Lee about her experience, and…

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Dear net neutrality supporter,
Urgent: there are just a few days left to stop Comcast from taking over Time Warner Cable and signing a death sentence for net neutrality. Click here to take action now.
This one really requires no explanation. The most hated company in the US is trying to take over the second most hated company in the US, in a move that would raise our cable and Internet bills, stifle online free speech, and make them one of the most powerful lobbies in history. [1]
This merger is bad for EVERYONE, and there is tons of opposition, even from within the FCC. We have a real chance at stopping this but we have to act quickly. [2]
The deadline is next week! Click here to stop Comcast in its tracks.
Comcast is already the largest and most powerful opponent of net neutrality, online privacy, and Internet freedom. They’ve been caught several times abusing their “gatekeeper” power as an Internet provider to further their own interests. [3] If the FCC lets Comcast forcibly absorb Time Warner Cable — the second largest Internet provider in the U.S. — they will control access to information in nearly 6 of 10 people’s homes (more if you’re only counting truly high speed Internet). [4]
Millions of you have sent comments to the FCC in support of net neutrality. We’re asking for your help again because if this merger goes through, Comcast gets even more powerful — in the marketplace, online, and in Washington, DC. If we don’t stop this takeover right now, we’ll be fighting an uphill battle on net neutrality and online free speech for years to come.
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Thanks for all that you do,
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SOURCES:
Brad Reed. “Massive survey finds Comcast and TWC are the two most hated companies in America – period”. BGR. http://bgr.com/2014/05/20/comcast-twc-customer-satisfaction-survey-study/
Brendan Sasso. “FCC Chief: Cable Companies Are Wrong About Internet Competition”. National Journal. http://www.nationaljournal.com/tech/fcc-chief-comcast-is-wrong-about-internet-competition-20140904
Cecilia Kang. “Comcast, Time Warner Cable merger faces a grilling in Washington this week”. Washington Post. http://www.washingtonpost.com/blogs/the-switch/wp/2014/04/08/comcast-time-warner-cable-merger-faces-a-grilling-in-washington-this-week/
S. Derek Turner and Matt Wood. “Petition to deny free press”. Free Press. http://www.freepress.net/sites/default/files/resources/Free%20Press_14-57_Petition%20to%20Deny_Final.pdf

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