Local stroke survivor shares story to help others

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LAREDO, TX (KGNS) - The month of May is known as Stroke Awareness Month and a local support group is inviting Laredoans who have suffered a stroke to join its organization.

Local businessman Bill Hrncir says he would confuse headaches with a rare stroke symptom and suffered a stroke after a run back in 2006.

His wife Dee Dee chose to create the Laredo Stroke Support Group with the motive to invite all stroke survivors in Laredo to feel like they are not alone.

The organization offers three to five weekly activities at no cost; alternating between exercise classes, adaptive tennis, adaptive strength training, art classes, yoga and biking.

As of Tuesday, the organization has about 50 members.

Bill Hrncir, co-founder of the group is now writing a book on the story about the hardships of being a survivor and his life today.

Bill says that the title of the book came from a conversation he was having with his speech therapist.

His book “I just can’t read on my own mind” will be up for sale by the end of next year.

The Laredo Stroke Support Group invites Laredoans to join the Fine Arts Fiesta show at Lolita’s Bistro and Bolillo’s Café on May 17th and the Salsa Bowl at Jett Bowl on May 3rd.

For more information you can contact 337-0146.