Sharon Stone was inundated with support and prayers after she shared an update on her mother's health, just days after she suffered an acute stroke.
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The actress took to Instagram on Friday where she revealed her mother, Dorothy Marie, is "hanging in there". Later she shared a positive update, revealing that the 88-year-old is doing "writing therapy" alongside a photo of a piece of paper that showcased Dorothy's penmanship.
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Sharon wrote: "My mother is doing her writing therapy; this is how I know she will make it too [thanks] for your prayers."
Fans rushed to send their well wishes and encouraging words to Sharon, with one responding to the post: "Prayers, smiles, and infinite love dear Sharon."
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A second said: "Wishing you and your mother only the best." A third added: "That is Super Awesome! You and your mother are resilient. Prayers and much love."
On Wednesday, Sharon took to Instagram to share the sad news, with a photo of Dorothy and the caption: "Say a prayer for Dorothy Marie Stone, my mom, who has suffered another acute stroke tonight. Thx."
Sharon's mother is learning to write again
Sharon, her mother, and grandmother have all suffered strokes in the past, and Sharon is now an advocate for brain ageing diseases that disproportionately affect women.
In an interview with Variety in 2019, she spoke about her personal experience with the issue. "This is why I do it, my mother had a stroke," she began. "My grandmother had a stroke. I had a massive stroke – and a nine-day brain bleed."
Sharon revealed Dorothy has suffered 'another acute stroke'
She went on to share that following her own stroke, she struggled with both her personal and professional life, including keeping custody of her son.
"People treated me in a way that was brutally unkind," she said. "From other women in my own business to the female judge who handled my custody case, I don’t think anyone grasps how dangerous a stroke is for women and what it takes to recover — it took me about seven years."
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