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Author: Carol Yorke

Helen Keller has been a great inspiration for me: "Although the world is full of suffering, it also is full of the overcoming of it." -- Helen Keller (June 1880 -June 1968) A former CPA, I had a full, rich life until a major stroke left me paralyzed on one side, unable to walk, to live independently, or even think clearly; as a result, I was forced to retire from the career that I loved and my twenty-year marriage disintegrated; I was so devastated by this incomprehensible happenstance that I became dedicated to warning others about the horror of strokes. Over the years since the absolute destruction of my life, it has become clear to me how powerful my positive outlook has been in my recovery toward overcoming my suffering; three years after my stroke, I began writing down how I stay optimistic in spite of multiple challenges; in 2015, my first book, "Brain Attack: Surviving a Stroke," was released. Motivated by my desire to empower others to succeed and thrive after such life-changing life events, I -continue writing other self-help books in my assisted-living apartment in Stockton, CA, where I live with my precious Chiweenie (Dachshund-Chihuahua mix), Lulu.

Dear Folks: A Soldier’s Letters Home Released

Dear Folks: A Soldier’s Letters Home Released2020 – In a time when there were no computers and internet, letters were labours of love from far off lands; it could make you cry or laugh, holding untold mysteries within a quaint, many times over postmarked envelope. And when it’s a strapping lad of twenty-four who is blind in one eye, gets into the Army by faking the eye test, you know his letters can be anywhere from hysterically funny to downright absurd.
Meet Hal, (Harold W. Yorke, Jr), a tall young man with coal black hair, a strikingly pale moustache, tanned complexion and intelligent, blue eyes that spoke volumes. What started as a lark turned into an interesting career in the Army spanning twenty years. It took him to places all over the United States and to exotic countries like Korea and Puerto Rico.

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