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A Stroke of Luck - A Girl’s Second Chance at Life

Juli K. Dixon, P.h.D.

"At a critical juncture during brain surgery, Alex Dixon, age 12, had a stroke...." Alex was a normal, bright, and healthy little girl, when the sudden onset of a mysterious illness began to take over her life. Months of physical therapy and medication failed to provide relief from acute pain and muscle spasms. Doctors across the country were at a loss for answers. A last ditch attempt at treatment, brain surgery, ended up stopping the spasms but with unexpected, dire consequences. "A Stroke of Luck" is the remarkable true story of a close-knit family that meets challenge after challenge with resilience, hope, and love. Juli K. Dixon, Ph.D. is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. A prolific writer and speaker, she has published numerous textbooks and delivered keynote presentations throughout the United States. She lives in Central Florida with her husband Marc and their two daughters. Her younger daughter and co-author Jessica Dixon began writing this book when she was eleven years old.

"At a critical juncture during brain surgery, Alex Dixon, age 12, had a stroke...." Alex was a normal, bright, and healthy little girl, when the sudden onset of a mysterious illness began to take over her life. Months of physical therapy and medication failed to provide relief from acute pain and muscle spasms. Doctors across the country were at a loss for answers. A last ditch attempt at treatment, brain surgery, ended up stopping the spasms but with unexpected, dire consequences. "A Stroke of Luck" is the remarkable true story of a close-knit family that meets challenge after challenge with resilience, hope, and love. Juli K. Dixon, Ph.D. is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. A prolific writer and speaker, she has published numerous textbooks and delivered keynote presentations throughout the United States. She lives in Central Florida with her husband Marc and their two daughters. Her younger daughter and co-author Jessica Dixon began writing this book when she was eleven years old.
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"At a critical juncture during brain surgery, Alex Dixon, age 12, had a stroke...." Alex was a normal, bright, and healthy little girl, when the sudden onset of a mysterious illness began to take over her life. Months of physical therapy and medication failed to provide relief from acute pain and muscle spasms. Doctors across the country were at a loss for answers. A last ditch attempt at treatment, brain surgery, ended up stopping the spasms but with unexpected, dire consequences. "A Stroke of Luck" is the remarkable true story of a close-knit family that meets challenge after challenge with resilience, hope, and love. Juli K. Dixon, Ph.D. is a professor of mathematics education at the University of Central Florida. A prolific writer and speaker, she has published numerous textbooks and delivered keynote presentations throughout the United States. She lives in Central Florida with her husband Marc and their two daughters. Her younger daughter and co-author Jessica Dixon began writing this book when she was eleven years old.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Tara Saltzman

Length:

9h 25m


Chapters

Free Sample

05:00

Chapter 1
Chapter 1

18:52


Chapter 2
Chapter 2

19:05


Chapter 3
Chapter 3

24:09


Chapter 4
Chapter 4

36:03


Chapter 5
Chapter 5

34:16


Chapter 6
Chapter 6

16:19


Chapter 7
Chapter 7

14:16


Chapter 8
Chapter 8

15:06


Chapter 9
Chapter 9

09:39


Chapter 10
Chapter 10

21:14


Chapter 11
Chapter 11

23:26


Chapter 12
Chapter 12

16:12


Chapter 13
Chapter 13

15:27


Chapter 14
Chapter 14

08:55


Chapter 15
Chapter 15

19:13


Chapter 16
Chapter 16

29:55


Chapter 17
Chapter 17

13:37


Chapter 18
Chapter 18

25:01


Chapter 19
Chapter 19

16:31


Chapter 20
Chapter 20

22:46


Chapter 21
Chapter 21

15:23


Chapter 22
Chapter 22

09:04


Chapter 23
Chapter 23

23:49


Chapter 24
Chapter 24

25:22


Chapter 25
Chapter 25

24:29


Chapter 26
Chapter 26

13:12


Chapter 27
Chapter 27

28:22


Chapter 28
Chapter 28

26:00