Eric Sarno was an elite amateur triathlete, race director, successful biotech sales representative and single father of two young daughters when the unthinkable happened—he suffered a near-fatal stroke. In this riveting and emotional memoir, he describes his journey to recovery, from re-learning to read, write, walk, and drive, to being able to hug his children again. Even though he had youth on his side, it would at times feel like an impossible journey. He explores with eye-opening honesty his lengthy hospitalization and rehabilitation, moods that swung from desperate to determined, the challenges of returning to work, and his decision to advocate for stroke and brain injury survivors and their families. Stroke Runner: My Story of Stroke, Survival, Recovery and Advocacy is an inspiring story of resilience told with candor, humor and an eye towards helping others.