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Bret "The Hitman" Hart raising awareness about disabilities at Vancouver events

Last Updated Feb 21, 2019 at 10:15 pm PDT

FILE: Former professional wrestler Bret Hart is shown at a news conference in Calgary, Alta., Monday, March 7, 2016.THE CANADIAN PRESS/Jeff McIntosh

BURNABY (NEWS 1130) — Bret “The Hitman” Hart is in town, but he’s not here to talk about wrestling.

Hart is attending events in Burnaby and Vancouver to raise awareness about living with a disability. He’s using his experience as a stroke survivor to discuss the challenges.

He had a stroke in 2002, and says it was ‘the biggest fight I ever had.’

“I just remember how much of a struggle it was to get through that recovery, and I try to let people know that strokes are the worst things to go through, but you can come out of it,” he says.

“I’m happy to say that I had a pretty good recovery from my stroke. I got probably close to 90 per cent back.”

Tomorrow, the former WWE champion will be hosting the “Rock for Dimes” fundraiser, which raises money for people with disabilities.