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Welcome to our CaringBridge website. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. We appreciate your support and words of hope and encouragement. Thank you for visiting. On Wednesday, August 23, 2017, Linda Jean Woodside of Gaithersburg Maryland suffered a mild stroke while visiting her daughter Amy Welther in Sterling, Va. Amy was amazing, and due to a really bad string of luck, was home to get Linda to the hospital within minutes. Linda did, however, have some tingling and numbness in her left side due to a clot found in the right hemisphere in her brain. Further, found a blocked carotid artery in the right side of her neck (just like her mother, Rose I. Vance). In addition, Linda has "hemispheric neglect", which means her vision had been compromised. She is not able to see left of midline. So basically, she has a blind spot to the left. Linda is doing amazing and waking mostly by herself (with supervision). She's amazing and determined to get home. She is scheduled to leave the rehabilitation hospital on Sunday, September 10th. She will continue to get physical therapy, occupational, and speech (mostly for visual neglect) from home for a few weeks after her release. Prayers are always welcome.