Less than two years ago, Lori says she suffered a stroke that left her unable to form words. She says Jill's book My Stroke of Insight helped her through her recovery and to better understand the emotional side of her stroke. "When I first came home from the hospital after my stroke, I didn't really know what was happening and I didn't understand," she says. "There was a lot of grief and a lot of fear and for both me and my family."

Lori says Jill's book was like the first piece of the puzzle. "This is going to help my family figure out what's going on, because it was so scary not to know what was happening," she says. "I was totally unconscious during my stroke and I woke up in the hospital and I didn't understand what was happening—and suddenly I couldn't speak correctly and my language was not correct."

Now, Lori has recovered and wants to thank Jill in her own words. "I feel so blessed to have gotten this book when I did, because it was pretty early on during my recovery, and I thought about you every day in the last year and a half of my recovery, thankful that you were here and that you gave this story to us—and that I was able to read it and finally make some connections for myself." 

Read an excerpt of Dr. Jill Bolte Taylor's book My Stroke of Insight.

Watch Jill's interview for Oprah's Soul Series.

Read more about Jill's amazing story in O, The Oprah Magazine.

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