A Stroke Stole My Voice | BORN DIFFERENT

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SUBSCRIBE to Barcroft TV: http://bit.ly/Oc61Hj An INSPIRATIONAL stroke survivor is using her new-found voice to advocate for disability rights. Courtney Gabrus, 24, from East Norwich, New York was born with a rare defect in the LMNA gene, a form of muscular dystrophy that is thought to affect one in a million people. The uncommon muscle weakening condition meant by the time Courtney had reached 16 years old, she could no longer stand or walk without the use of an aid. On 19 December 2016, at the age of 22, she had a stroke that changed her life forever. It paralysed the whole right side of her body and she lost her ability to speak. But with the help of friends and family Courtney learnt to speak again, and has now launched a start-up promoting advocacy for disability welfare. Follow her story here: https://www.instagram.com/courtneygabrus/ https://www.youtube.com/channel/UC7Ru8l_8cB8RM42pRuaTT3g Video Credits: Videographer / director: Samuel Russell Producer: Gareth Shoulder, James Thorne Editor: Thom Johnson Click here to follow your favourite Barcroft shows on Instagram! Barcroft TV - https://www.instagram.com/barcroft_tv/ Born Different - https://www.instagram.com/borndifferentshow/ Shake My Beauty - https://www.instagram.com/shakemybeauty/ Hooked On The Look - https://www.instagram.com/hookedonthelookshow/ Beast Buddies - https://www.instagram.com/beastbuddiesshow/ Ridiculous Rides - https://www.instagram.com/ridiculousridesshow/ Snapped In The Wild - https://www.instagram.com/snappedinthewild/ Dog Dynasty - https://www.instagram.com/dogdynastyshow/ For more amazing content, click here! Barcroft Animals: https://www.youtube.com/barcroftanimals/featured Barcroft Cars: https://www.youtube.com/user/BarcroftCars/featured

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