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Stroke survivor’s book provides insights and hope for survivors

After a Stroke, This Northern Virginia Resident Shares His Message of Prevention and Hope

Stroke survivor and philanthropist Mark Moore can now add “author” to his list of credentials with the publication of his inspiring book, A Stroke of Faith

Philanthropist and Northern Virginia resident Mark Moore was a hard-charging business owner backphoto of Mark Moore signing his book "A Stroke of Faith" in 2007 when two strokes changed everything.

“Until I suffered my strokes, I thought I was in charge of it all,” he says. “Then, I realized that I am not so powerful. Thanks to my faith, my family and friends, and the wonderful care I received at Inova, I was able to move on from my health crisis and start a new chapter in my life.”

Mark, 56, a father of two who is now retired, describes his ordeal and subsequent transformation in a book, “A Stroke of Faith,” which was published in April. Mark received stroke care at Inova Mount Vernon Hospital (IMVH). He and his wife, Brenda, subsequently provided funding to help kick off support for a new IMVH patient tower, which provides amenities for Inova Rehabilitation Center and Inova Joint Replacement Center.

“I can’t say enough about the treatment I received following my strokes, which helped me to be the person I am today,” he says.

The book is a way to help other stroke survivors, he says. As the National Ambassador for the American Heart Association’s Empowered to Serve program, he also is speaking around the country about his faith, stroke prevention and stroke recovery.

Read an interview with Mark Moore in The Washington Post, or buy the book online.

Learn about stroke prevention and treatment programs at Inova >

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