Patient Stories for Stroke

Living a full life, even after two strokes

While paying for groceries in December 2014, Dave felt himself losing his balance. He suffered from a stroke caused by a clot that formed in an artery in his brain. Dave was rushed to the hospital and blessed with outstanding care that allowed him to leave the hospital just four days later, thanks to UI's Comprehensive Stroke Center.

Stroke: 2-time survivor now helps others

Emma Fox-Gatica
“When your father and your grandfather have strokes, you become very aware. I knew I had risk factors, but I don’t think you’re ever prepared for a stroke.”--Emma Fox-Gatica

Innovative stroke therapy provides miracle results

29-year-old Mailis Toop had a stroke in the classroom. A blood clot that had formed in a damaged artery in her neck had moved to her brain, depriving it of oxygen.