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Patient Stories

Learn what Stroke Center patients say about their experience with CentraCare Health.

Jeff tells how his young daughters saved his life --- and his brain --- following a stroke.

~ Jeff Birch, Melrose, stroke at age 45

Jeff's story

“I work in health care and even when they were telling me I had a stroke, I thought they were overreacting. I was young, active and had good cholesterol. Strokes were for old people.”

~ Angela Gross, Sartell, stroke at age 39

Angela's story

Angela Gross
Days before, Kathryn had awakened with a blinding headache before suffering a stroke. Thanks to the quick action of her family, Kathryn recovered and is here to tell her story.

~ Kathryn, Annandale, stroke patient, age 50

Kathryn's story

As a farmer by trade and avid fisherman, Jim McNally, from Winona, knows firsthand that timing is everything. This proved especially true while Jim was enjoying a weekend of fishing with friends near Alexandria in February 2014.

~ Jim, Winona, stroke at age 65

Jim's story

Jim.stroke patient
Lou and Kylee’s bond is even stronger after Kylee saved her grandmother’s life following a stroke.

~ Lou Palmer, Clara City, stroke at age 73

Lou's story

Lou Palmer, Telestroke Patient

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Wadena Pioneer Journal: Local Woman Credits "Telestroke" With Saving Life 1/19/17

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