Patient Stories

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Todd’s Story

Todd was 52 when he collapsed on a bike ride from a ruptured brain aneurysm. Fortunately, friends called for help – and the team at UH Neurological Institute was waiting.

David's Story

David's Story

Stroke Screenings: From the ER to the Ambulance, Paramedics Utilize iPads for Assessment Dora Wrentmore was cooking kielbasa and sauerkraut for her family’s Easter celebration when her husband’s vision went dark in one eye. That was the first...

Bessies Story

When Bessie Chervon suffered a stroke, she was transported by ambulance to her local community hospital. From there, she was subsequently transferred to University Hospitals Cleveland Medical Center for further evaluation and treatment. Once at...

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Erin's and David's Stories

Slurred Speech, Sudden Unilateral Weakness, Facial Droop – Act FAST Stroke can strike at any age, but fewer deficits experienced by patients who called 9-1-1 quickly. The room was spinning when Erin Vickers awoke early for work. Vomiting and...

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Daryl’s Story

Daryl Lawson was pulling out of his driveway to head to a friend’s house when his vision went haywire The 36-year-old said he could hear cars driving past him, but he couldn’t see them. He pulled over and called his wife. When she found him, he...

Laurie's Story

Advanced Protocols at UH Parma Medical Center Prevent Lasting Effects for Stroke Patient Laurie Duncan was relishing the relaxation of a community chicken barbeque on a crisp autumn day when the dizzying symptoms of a stroke hit. Suddenly...

Stacy's Story

Mother of Four Survives Stroke Thanks to Attentive Friend, Medical Care and Therapy Stacy Tutak, a 34-year-old mother of four, has made a remarkable recovery from a stroke, thanks to the expert care she received at University Hospitals Cleveland...

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