Hopefully telling some of my story will inspire people; I do not share this for pity or sorrow, but as motivation. I am doing well and absolutely happy and not looking for sympathy! I share this to encourage others and let them know there is light after the darkness! In 2002, at age 23, I attempted suicide, and wound up in a coma for a while; the result of a stroke. I had cut of the oxygen supply to my brain, was on life support, and nearly died. I have had extensive speech, occupational, and physical therapies and have had to relearn everything; I was unable to move or make noise for some time. As a result, I have holes in my brain, and now use a walker. Fast forward fifteen years and I have my personal training certification that I earned while handicapped and I worked at GNC for 3 years. I am having health issues, and not working out so much lately! I have many other problems, too, but this is one I share in the hopes that it will show at least one person that it CAN get better. When all seems lost, it CAN. Have faith that it can!