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Family Caregivers Unite!

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March 5th 2013: Partnership in Family Caregiving for Stroke

Jordan Bruce, survived three heart attacks, a small stroke, and a massive stroke that paralyzed his left side and caused epilepsy. He’s back at work. Marie Cortes, his fiancée, has been by his side throughout. They talk about their lives before the attacks and strokes. They describe the first moments of the first event. They explain how their lives evolved afterwards and the challenges that followed for each of them. They discuss the ways in which they both confronted the challenges. They look back over their lives together and explain how the ways in which they both confronted

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Marie Cortes

Marie Cortes grew up in Montreal, Quebec. She moved to Toronto, Ontario to study Graphic Communications Management at Ryerson University. Since graduating in 2005 she has worked in pre-press and graphic design for several companies. She currently works at head office for one of Canada’s foremost food service companies. She met Jordan at a dog park in 2008, and they have been together ever since. Marie has been by his side through it all. Although young in age, she says, the hardships of health have strengthened their relationship and allowed them to grow as a couple. They are proud to say they recently got engaged.
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Jordan Bruce

Jordan Bruce grew up in London, Ontario. He moved to Toronto, Ontario to study Computer Science at Sheridan College followed by Ryerson University, to obtain his Database Administrator Developer Certification. For the past 9 years he’s worked at the corporate office of Canada’s largest pharmacy/retail store. He currently holds the position of Senior Database Administrator. He survived three heart attacks (2008, 2010, 2013), one small stroke (2009) and massive stroke causing left-side paralysis (2011), as well as epilepsy (2012) due to the massive stroke. After numerous tests and a line-up of doctors he remains un-diagnosed. Today he has full movement in his left side. He is back at work and
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