Writing Heals
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Writing Heals

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Exactly Half

The effects from a stroke usually last forever. It’s been 21 years since I woke up paralyzed on the left side of my body when I was pregnant.

Spoiler alert: the baby turns 21 this April.

Following brain surgery to clean up the hemorrhage that would have killed me if left untreated, the entire left side of…



This publication was created as a place for writers to share stories about writing as a healing practice. Writing has proven to help heal the mind/body and spirit. We accept submissions from writers who focus on the importance of writing in their lives.

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Victoria Ponte

Writing to share wonder, gratitude and a sense of humor. Poetry, life lessons, survivor. Buy me a coffee: https://ko-fi.com/victoriaponte