Mitchell Dent was very active, spending much of his time playing basketball and running marathons. As a registered nurse at Grant Hospital, he devoted his life to both his personal health and helping others. Over time, the cartilage in his knees were torn and he had to have double knee surgery. He continued to run, until his knees were so worn out that he was no longer able to. Then, in 2015, Mitchell had a stroke and his life was changed.
The stroke strongly affected his short term memory. As a nurse, he prided himself on memorization of the science and medical terminology that he’d spent his life learning. Because of the memory loss, he was unfortunately unable to keep his job. Mitchell knew he needed to look for new ways to get involved to help deal with his condition.