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Kate Adamson  

Stroke Survivor, Author of "Paralyzed but not Powerless"

Kate Adamson, MSW, author of Paralyzed but not Powerless, shares what it was like to be totally paralyzed and Locked-in. Faced with a medical community who assumed she had no hope, she fashioned an amazing recovery from Locked-in Syndrome (total paralysis from a brain injury due to a brainstem stroke).

She also shares the challenges she faced as a middle-aged woman who overcame obstacles to obtain a college and graduate degree. Not only does Adamson have the personal experience of what it is like to rehabilitate one’s life after a devastating stroke, she also has twenty-five years’ experience of working with individuals and families to help them rebuild their lives.

She was appointed to the University of Southern California (USC), Division of Biokinesiology and Physical Therapy Board of Counselors and serves on the Advisory Board for Successful Aging with Disability and has served as a national spokesperson for the American Heart Association and the American Stroke Association along with being a board member of the Stroke Association of Southern California.

Her story has been featured in many national magazines, including Redbook, Prevention, Vim & Vigor, Caregiver, Stroke Smart, Stroke Connection and The Female Patient. She was one of five national finalists’ in Prevention Magazine’s Picture of Health promotion and has appeared on Larry King Live, Good Morning America, The Bill O’Reilly Factor, The Abrams Report, Fox News, MSNBC, ABC, NBC, 700 Club, Coral Ridge Ministries, TBN and Lifetime.

She has been a facilitator for groups, a lecturer, a keynote speaker, an advocate, and counselor. Her experience is richly augmented by her professional educational achievements, which enables her to bring a professional outlook to her consulting.

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