National Rehabilitation Awareness Week is September 16-22nd, it’s a week I hold near and dear to my heart. It celebrates the role rehabilitation plays in helping people with disabilities return to their daily activities. Recovering from our disabilities may leave us packaged a little differently, but we are still the same people you know and love on the inside. I personally want to recognize the doctors, nurses, therapists and medical staff who helped me along on my journey to regain my life after the one in a million chance of surviving a brainstem stroke. Without their help, and my family, I would not be where I am today; the author of Paralyzed but not Powerless, and an international speaker.