Julia Fox Garrison had a promising executive career in the computer industry when she suffered a massive brain hemorrhage and paralyzing stroke. While recovering, Julia realized that she had a lot to say. There were lessons to share—about humor, inner strength, self-determination—all chronicled in her memoir, Don't Leave Me This Way: or when I get back on my feet you'll be sorry, published by HarperCollinsPublishers.
Since the publication of her book, Julia has appeared on various media outlets throughout the US and Canada including: Good Morning America, Fox25, BBC, and Oprah and Friends with Dr. Oz. Her story was also featured in PEOPLE Magazine. Julia's memoir was selected by Barnes & Noble for their Discover Great New Writers program. The Reader’s Digest featured her book in its Today’s Best Non-fiction edition. The Association for Applied and Therapeutic Humor (AATH) recognized Julia’s book for furthering their mission: "to advance the understanding and application of humor and laughter for their positive benefits."
Julia does motivational speaking, evangelizing for humaneness in medicine. She also speaks to support and patient advocacy groups, businesses, and communities, where she shares her story of personal triumph against overwhelming odds.
"A stroke (literally) of luck helped Julia define the essence of her life. Her inspirational story can help us find ours." Dr. Oz