• A Stroke of Luck

  • A Girl’s Second Chance at Life
  • By: Juli K. Dixon Ph.D.
  • Narrated by: Tara Saltzman
  • Length: 9 hrs and 23 mins
  • 4.3 out of 5 stars (9 ratings)

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A Stroke of Luck

By: Juli K. Dixon Ph.D.
Narrated by: Tara Saltzman
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Publisher's summary

"At a critical juncture during brain surgery, Alex Dixon, age 12, had a stroke...."

Alex was a normal, bright, and healthy little girl, when the sudden onset of a mysterious illness began to take over her life. Months of physical therapy and medication failed to provide relief from acute pain and muscle spasms. Doctors across the country were at a loss for answers. A last ditch attempt at treatment, brain surgery, ended up stopping the spasms but with unexpected, dire consequences.

A Stroke of Luck is the remarkable true story of a close-knit family that meets challenge after challenge with resilience, hope, and love.

Juli K. Dixon, Ph.D. is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. A prolific writer and speaker, she has published numerous textbooks and delivered keynote presentations throughout the United States. She lives in Central Florida with her husband Marc and their two daughters. Her younger daughter and co-author Jessica Dixon began writing this book when she was eleven years old.

©2014 Juli K. Dixon & Jessica Dixon (P)2014 Brook Forest Voices

Critic reviews

"A compelling account of a family fighting for its sanity, wholeness, and sense of normal during an unplanned journey. Be prepared to cry, to cheer, to hope, and to be amazed." (Timothy D. Kanold, Ph.D. former superintendent of Adlai E. Stevenson High School District 125, a recurring recipient of the Blue Ribbon School Award of Excellence by the United States Department of Education.)

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