My name is Frank Mortelliti and I suffered a a stroke on June 8, 2016, which affected the left side of my brain, ultimately affecting the right side of my body. I sustained a stroke, after I came home from work and after I had dinner I went to open the mail and I had a stroke in front of my family. Immediately the EMS was called and I was transported to Kaiser hospital where I was given TPA within 3 hours.
Because of your contributions I have been able to go receive therapy treatment at The Perfect Step. The Perfect Step and their therapists have helped me regain my ability to walk and use my right arm again. I am so glad there is a facility close by to assist in improving my physical limitations. Currently, I am working on regaining better balance and being able to walk with my four prong cane, while strengthening my right arm. Additionally, I hope to regain my stamina in the future because I will never sit still. My nickname was the "energizer bunny" especially at my job; that never stopped.
I am a social person that needs the social interaction. Prior to my accident I gave many presentations for my job at JPL/NASA here in California and at other NASA facilities thru out the USA.
I would like to thank the donors of Be Perfect from the bottom of my heart. I am so grateful there is a facility like TPS to help people.. My insurance told me to go home and just live, but really, I still need help in regaining my strength in my right leg and arm. For that I say thank you.