Stroke

An older woman in a hospital bed, next to a younger woman wearing a mask and gown.
Donna Patton

 

Two years ago, Donna Patton became one of the nearly 800,000 Americans who suffer a stroke each year. She still remembers waking up from surgery and hearing the reaction from her medical team.

 

“He just said, ‘do you believe in a higher entity?’” she recalled. “And I said, ‘I sure do.’ He said, ‘you should, because luck's been on your side all day long.’”

 

People
Chicago Sun-Times

A physician who treated U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk after his 2012 stroke says the Illinois Republican ``has made a full cognitive recovery.''

The Chicago Sun-Times reported Wednesday the newspaper requested medical records from Kirk and his re-election challenger, Democratic U.S. Rep. Tammy Duckworth.

U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk has detailed the intense memories of the stroke he suffered more than a year ago, including an ambulance ride to the hospital, recovering from surgeries and grueling rehabilitation.