Stroke patient, 85, determined to enjoy pleasures of reading, writing again

Before she dies, Texana Striggles wants to win back what she lost to a stroke: the ability to read and write.

“I’ve been trying to read and write every day since I had the stroke,” Striggles said.
For nine years, she’s plugged away.

The 85-year-old now is fighting a malignant neoplasm in her lungs that could take her life this year.
But she refuses to give up on the simple pleasures she once enjoyed — like sitting down to read the newspaper or expressing emotions in handwritten letters.

So on Tuesday morning at the Sable Care and Rehabilitation Center in Aurora, Striggles sat with an instructor from Sylvan Learning Center.

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