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Stroke Survivor Takes Encouraging Message On The Road

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Richmond, VA—A stroke survivor is taking his message of awareness and strength on the road.

Mycle Brandy is not your ordinary stroke survivor. What makes him different than others who have suffered a debilitating stroke?

"I've walked across America, through the center. I've walked up from San Diego to Seattle," says Mycle.

He walks with the purpose of inspiring others who may be struggling with their health, and to remind stroke survivors that life does not end after such a serious medical condition.

His latest trek—from the Canadian border to Miami—has him stepping through Richmond. He's accompanied by a sponsor, but has spent every day since October 1 walking towards Florida.

Mycle's efforts have garnered national attention; he has even received a letter of encouragement and commandment from President Obama.

Though he is determined to reach his goal, the journey isn't always easy.

"At the end of the day, I can hardly walk. My feet are pretty sore," he says.

But his simple message of encouragement keeps him moving forward: If you're at risk for stroke or suffered on, there is still plenty you can do.

"You may only be able to walk to your mail box today," Mycle says with a smile, "but tomorrow, walk past the mailbox."

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