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Patient Stories

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

Jeff Birch

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

Angela Gross “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

Kathryn 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

Jim.stroke patient 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

Lou Palmer, Telestroke 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

Deloris Symalla

Deloris is one of more than 40 people who have used telestroke services now available in rural Central Minnesota through CentraCare Health – Long Prairie.

~ Deloris Symalla, Long Prairie, stroke at age 80

Deloris' story

From the News...

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

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