If you attended a blogger get together in Las Vegas in December of 2005 or 2006, you might have run across Slayre. He's a poker player and blogger from Texas. You can click here for a photo.
Slayre blogged about his poker experiences over at Slayre's Poker Journey. We played together numerous times online and even in Vegas together.
If you don't know, Slayre got a bad beat in life and suffered a stroke in February of 2007.
Like most Texans, Slayre is tough as nails and didn't let the stroke affect his willingness to communicate with the world. He stopped blogging on his poker blog and started up a new blog called _Left_Side_Challenged.
Here's the tagline...
I survived a stroke on feb 3rd, 2007 and this is my attempt to chronicle that event and everything since that day.I have to admit, I'm always struggling internally with a mountain of problems, but all of those seem rather trite and insignificant compared to the difficult battles that Slayre must combat on a daily basis.
edit: aug 15, 2008 i really did feel that way when i wrote the intro, honest. but way to much time has passed to do this properly. mainly due to my memory failing me. I'll see what i can do.
Slayre can only type using one hand. He's an extremely courageous person and his story is highly inspirational and motivational.
I encourage you to stop by Slayre's stroke blog to check in on his progress. After reading his blog, it really puts things into perspective.
Best of luck, Slayre. Keep fighting the good fight!
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