Stroke : A 5% chance of survival, Paperback / softback Book

Stroke : A 5% chance of survival Paperback / softback


The day after losing his job in the aftermath of the 2008 financial crisis, Ricky suffers a catastrophic haemorrhagic stroke.

Fortunately, his girlfriend Beth is nearby. A few minutes later, the unconscious Ricky is wheeled into Brooklyn's Methodist Hospital with a 5% chance of survival, and worse odds of any type of good outcome.

Beth begins an eight-week vigil, grabbing an occasional nap on a waiting room floor.

Then Hurricane Sandy does to New York what the haemorrhage did to Ricky's brain.

Amid the rubble of a battered city, brain injury, and lost jobs, Beth and Ricky start planning for a future together.

After all, this is a love story.


  • Format: Paperback / softback
  • Pages: 256 pages
  • Publisher: Sandstone Press Ltd
  • Publication Date:
  • Category: Memoirs
  • ISBN: 9781912240449



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