In 2005, Ted W. Baxter was at the top of his game. He was a successful globe-trotting businessman and in peak physical condition. Then, on April 15, 2005, Ted suffered a massive ischemic stroke. Doctors feared he wouldn’t make it.
But that’s not what happened…
In Relentless, Ted W. Baxter describes his remarkable recovery from a massive stroke. He’s walking again. He’s talking again. He moves through life almost as easily as he did before the stroke, only now, his life is better. He’s learned that having a successful career is maybe not the most important thing. He’s learned to appreciate life more and that he wants to help people, and that’s what he does. He gives back.
Readers of Relentless will be inspired by Ted’s incredible journey of determination and recovery. This is a wonderful resource for stroke survivors, caregivers, and their loved ones, but it is also an inspiring and motivating read for anyone who is facing struggles in their own life
As part of his recovery, Ted challenged himself to take part in more public speaking to improve his articulation and fluency. As a result, Ted is a dynamic and inspiring speaker and regularly shares the story of his journey with audience of all sizes.
If you’re interested in having Ted speak at your event, please submit details via the contact form.
If you, or someone you love, has suffered a stroke or currently have aphasia, please refer and download the samples of therapy exercises that aided Ted in his recovery.
Is your book club, support group, or family reading Relentless? Download these questions for discussion and author Q&A to help facilitate conversation.
Every year, approximately 800,000 people in the United States suffer a stroke. That’s one person every 40 seconds.
One of the major manifestations of stroke is the difficulty communicating with speech called aphasia, which affects over one million Americans.
Ted is committed to supporting organizations that assist with the prevention of and recovery from stroke and aphasia. If you’d like to get involved, please consider donating your time or dollars to these organizations.
St. Jude Centers for Rehabilitation and Wellness
3rd Annual “Living with Aphasia” Lecture and Resources Fair
Shirley Ryan AbilityLab
Book signing and reception
Mission Hospital in Mission Viejo, CA
Talk and book signing
St. Jude’s Wellness Center in Brea, CA
Laguna Beach Books (download flier)
UC Irvine Comprehensive Stroke and Neurocritical Care Symposium
Innovations in Stroke Care
University of California Irvine
Talk and Q&A
Brain Rehabilitation and Injury Network (download flier)
Talk, Book Signing and Reception
University of Michigan Aphasia Program
Nicola’s Bookstore, Ann Arbor, MI