Stroke Survivor Spotlight: Sean Entin

Stroke Survivor Spotlight: Sean Entin

Sean Entin, stroke survivor and MusicGlove user, was living the high life in sunny San Diego as a successful entrepreneur, husband, and father. Then, on November 25, 2011 his life changed forever.

Sean suffered a massive stroke from a baseball-sized clot in his carotid artery.

After experiencing a choke-out 6 week prior, his carotid artery eventually blew and resulted in injuries resembling “gunshot and knife wounds,” reported his doctor in an article from ESPN. Sean was then rushed to the hospital where he was immediately operated on to remove the baseball-sized clot that caused his stroke.

The Fight of His Life, for His Life

After the hospital, Sean immediately began at-home rehabilitation where he relearned how to do everything, from walking up the stairs to getting into bed. The ultimate goal of every stroke recovery process is to regain independence, and Sean wouldn’t settle for anything less.

His doctors said he wouldn’t walk for 5 years, and yet he’s already walking just 3 years post-stroke. Every stroke survivor has the same potential within them too – you just have to know how to harness it.

Sean is a fighter, as is every single stroke survivor, and he wants to empower the fight against stroke.

When Sean witnessed other survivors getting discharged early from the hospital and sent home without access to decent treatment, he knew he had to make a difference. So he started the Move to Improve Foundation.

The Move to Improve Foundation

Sean’s goal with his non-profit foundation, Move to Improve, is to provide essential assistance to survivors who can’t afford the necessary therapy they need to regain independence. Sean also wants to help educate the families of stroke survivors on how to care for their loved one.

Sean’s premise behind Move to Improve is quite simple: You’re going to improve if you move. Sean want’s to encourage survivors to get moving, “because once you get your muscles moving you can get your brain moving.”

Sean considers his stroke a stroke of luck, and is on his way to changing the way stroke recovery works.