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thrombectomy

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‘Happy hermit’ bounces back

Gray Rushin had pedaled 3,000 miles in 30 days when a stroke felled him north of Ludington, Michigan. Now his No. 1 aim is finishing his cross-country quest.

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When minutes matter

A partnership between two Michigan hospitals proved instrumental in saving a Traverse City man who suffered a stroke.

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The right place at the right time

When she went to a hockey game promoting stroke awareness, Nancy Weeks never imagined she would soon become a living example of early detection and treatment.

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‘It got me pretty good’

Four days after a major stroke, a smokehouse owner returns to work.

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‘I thank God every day’

Quick removal of a blood clot led to Linda Raterink's near-total recovery from a stroke in a vital part of her brain.

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A tale of two strokes

After back-to-back strokes, each reversed with a thrombectomy, Gary Cole, 74, feels ‘darn lucky’ to be getting back to life as usual.

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‘All I can do is thank God’

A pregnant mother, paralyzed by a stroke, makes a remarkable recovery.

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‘Time is brain’

David McIntee is a competitive athlete, but a genetic heart condition led to a stroke. Quick action saved his cognition—and his life.

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Stroke survivor—again

With rapid medical attention, John Hoyt quickly triumphed over his second stroke.

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‘I felt like I was dying all the time’

After battling back from a heart condition and leukemia, Liz Klinkoski, 31, is now recovering from a stroke.

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‘It doesn’t look like you had a stroke’

With quick action, surgery and medication, Darlene Smitter avoided major brain damage.