Episode 029 — Meet Ocular Stroke Survivor Richard Kaufman

'When you have a stroke, everything changes' -- @rickkaufman07 #supplementguynj #stroke Click To Tweet


'There's a light at the end of the tunnel, and it doesn't have to be a train.' -- @rickkaufman07 #supplementguynj #stroke Click To Tweet

Richard Kaufman has had a fascinating life. At various points he has been…

An addict


In the Army

Wounded in a Humvee

A retail salesperson

A survivor of an ocular stroke


'Whenever I get into that depression, I just try to help more people.' -- @rickkaufman07 #supplementguynj #stroke Click To Tweet

Richard Kaufman headshot

He talks about these assorted adventures this week as he shares lessons he’s learned from life.

An ocular stroke is similar to the brain stroke we are all too familiar with. Basically a clot cuts off the blood supply to the retina or optic nerve and cells die. Partial blindness is often the result.

Things we can do to reduce the risk of an ocular stroke are the same things we do to reduce our risk of a brain stroke.

'The VA I gotta say in NJ treated me really really well.' -- @rickkaufman07 #supplementguynj #stroke Click To Tweet


Control cholesterol and blood pressure. Manage blood sugar. Live a heart healthy lifestyle. And get checked for glaucoma.


'It's a blessing because God gave me another outlook on life.' -- @rickkaufman07 #supplementguynj #stroke Click To Tweet



Richard’s Hashtag


Richard’s Website

Richard on Twitter

#Supplementguynj on Facebook

#supplementguynj on Instagram

Richard’s “Recovery and Redemption” Podcast

'If people are hanging out with positive people, they seem to recover better. Faster.' -- @rickkaufman07 #supplementguynj #stroke Click To Tweet

Where do we go from here?

  • What does this episode make you think about? Let us know in the comments below.
  • Check out Richard’s various sites and podcasts in the links section above.
  • If you listen on the Apple platform, leave a rating and review for Strokecast in Apple Podcasts.
  • Don’t get best…get better.


'We don't own anything in this world. God just lets us play with it for a while.' -- @rickkaufman07 #supplementguynj #stroke Click To Tweet

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