Raleigh Author Spreads Stroke Awareness

La’Wana Harris is the author of “You Are Still Good.”

At the age of seventeen, La’Wana Harris’s healthy and vibrant daughter suffered a stroke, immediately turning La’Wana’s world upside down.

Through the support of her family and her unwavering faith, La’Wana made it through, and her daughter healed beyond medical expectation. Now her book, You Are Still Good, details her journey from fear to faith.

With the deep compassion of someone who has faced sudden tragedy, Harris shares her journey through one of the toughest times of her life, offering a 360-degree view of her testimony including the internal struggles she faced when her faith was tested. She has taken the lessons she learned and provided tangible tools for others who find themselves in similar situations. Through the book she hopes to give others insight, encouragement, and inspiration in a crisis situation.

“It is important to me to spread awareness, in our community especially,” says Harris. Many times we as black women are the backbone of the family, and we dedicate our lives to caring for everyone around us. Unfortunately, we often neglect our own needs and self-care. The disparity of stroke incidences in black women versus other ethnic groups is staggering,” she continues. (See chart)

La’Wana Harris’s faith and her family shape the essence of her being. She has found that as long as she puts these two things first, everything else will fall into place. Through her faith she was able to be strong as she made it through her daughter’s crisis. By sharing her story Harris also encourages us all to know the warning signs of stroke and to stay faithful in times of darkness.

For more information please visit www.LawanaHarris.com

 

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