On March 10th, 2018 God along with the Memorial healthcare system honored me with a second opportunity I will never take for granted. My name is Mario van der Ree III and I am grateful to have survived a hemorrhage stroke caused by a ruptured AVM. My goal is to inspire those in need of hope, through my grueling yet miraculous story.
I am a father, husband, as well as a business professional who has built a career in the telecommunications industry. Currently, I am finishing my marketing degree and certificates at Florida International University while working as South Florida’s Outreach and Events Marketing Specialist for T-Mobile.
I was in the hospital for over 45 days. When I woke up my whole left side of my body was paralyzed due to losing all connections. I was devastated because I am an extreamly active individual who just became a father of a handsome little man. Everyday I woke up fighting, working hard, motivated to be the inspirational story for my family, my wife, my son and all other AVM survivors. I went from being in bed, to a wheel chair, to standing up, to walking, to running and still everyday I win a small battle. I am now back to work after 4 months and my company was beyond supportive. If anyone needs support I am here to help!
Today I launched a blog to tell my entire story start to finish.