Welcome to the CaringBridge website for Tom Sharek. We are using it to keep family and friends updated in one place. Late on February 28 while recovering from a mild case of Covid, Tom experienced dizziness and slurred speech. Cindy called 911 and Tom was taken by ambulance to the hospital where it was confirmed that he suffered a stroke. His brain showed swelling, and on March 2 the doctors performed a craniectomy to relieve pressure. The doctors say it went well but the family needs to be prepared for a long road of rehabilitation and recovery. As you know the family is currently grieving the loss of Cindy's dad on February 21 as well, and could use all the emotional support of family and friends. Thank you in advance for your support and words of hope and encouragement. This site will be the main source of updates and communication from the family about how Tom's recovery is going.