If nurtured and guided, an ability and a new awareness can arise after a medical event and can enrich one’s life in profound ways. As part of this initiative, we will share stories that will help people strive to see beyond what may have been lost, to what is possible.
The New Abilities Initiative
Haskell Small a great musician exemplifies the power of belief, perseverance and love of music.
Haskell Small an accomplished pianist and stroke survivor through his belief and perseverance, further reinforced by his family and physical therapist Jan Dommerholt, exemplify the ability to excel and celebrate life. He accomplished this on his terms, despite the collective doubt.
Meet and Support: Ted Meyer
Ted is a nationally recognized artist, curator and patient advocate who helps patients, students and medical professionals see the positive in the worst life can offer.
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A Story About Stories
A message from the founder of Our Heart Speaks
Research has begun to unveil what many of us have known to be true: that both telling and hearing stories of overcoming hardship can positively impact your health.
Please join our community by reading and sharing these stories, and telling your story.
This intro video below will give you an overview of the project.
Another good introduction to this project can be had through an interview I had on the Hand in Hand Show.–Dr. Keith Rafal: Founder of Our Heart Speaks
Share your story
Whether it is a grand story of many years experience, or a small anecdote, we’d love to hear your story of healing or recovery.
If you want to submit a draft for feedback, the Our Heart Speaks editorial team would be happy to see what you are working on!