My Habitat for Humanity House: A Mini-Memoir


Patty Goss
By Patty Goss

I had a hemorrhagic stroke in 1994 when a blood vessel burst in my brain. I was in and out of rehabilitation for seventeen years, trying to get function out of my left arm and learning to walk with purpose. I loved to run whenever I could. When I was driving a truck and parked near a building, I’d run to the building and back. People asked, “Why do you do that?” I said, “Because I can.”
 

The stroke was the morning of Mother’s Day. If it had