Caleb Rixon was a 24-year-old musical theater actor in his prime, who had just landed a major role in a production of Chicago.
He hit the gym to prepare for a long tour of song and dance, when he felt something explode behind his eye during a workout class. He remembers being taken away in an ambulance and not much else. He woke up a month later, unable to walk, talk, or swallow. But he was alive.
A rare brain abnormality had caused a massive stroke, and Rixon was on a slow road to recovery. He wanted to meet other young stroke survivors like himself, but all the support groups were rife with medical jargon. So Rixon created his own support space on the internet — Genyus Network — where survivors could share their stories, not their symptoms.
This week on 2 GIRLS 1 PODCAST, Alli and Jen talk with Rixon about this life-altering condition, recovery, and how he turned his experience into a global network of powerful stories.
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