Before, Afdre, and After and BATS
By Laura Tiberius Derry
“Congratulations to Maureen Twomey on her book, Before, Afdre, and After (My stroke … oh what fun). Maureen was taking my Intermediate class at BATS Improv back in June of 2000 …
… when she had a massive stroke at the age of 33. Our class found out and went to visit her. She later recovered … Maureen, I had only gotten a part of your story in the immediate aftermath, and then saw you at shows throughout the years.
It is so good to hear the rest of the story and I am proud of you. You brought us along with you in your book on every step of the process of healing and getting towards 100%. Your sense of humor, of dealing with the reality, of keeping hopeful in the face of healing after such a massive stroke is kick ass. Even the smallest steps celebrated and documented. And, I think you tie with me for saying ‘Woohoo!’ the most times in this lifetime (Whoohooo!). I love it!”
Before, Afdre, and After …