Rori Blair knew something was wrong when the doctor sat down with him and held up a pen.
"What is this?" the doctor asked.
"I'd seen it before," Blair said. "I could not say it."
When his grandmother Dorothy Kenney asked him to recite her name, he said, "Grandma."
"No," she said. "What is my real name?"
"I'm like, 'I don't know.' "
That told Blair all he needed to know. He suffered a stroke April 8, 2012, but never imagined the intensity of the recovery. "I had to find a way to learn," he said.
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