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Mark Kirk: The Senator’s Comeback from a Stroke

Nearly 800,000 Americans a year suffer a stroke, a catastrophic event that does not discriminate based on title or position. And though the vast majority of stroke victims survive, recovery can be a long and difficult step-by-step process.

For today’s post, we wanted to highlight a wonderful video from CBS News that showcases Senator Mark Kirk’s (R-IL) triumphant and emotional return to Washington, D.C. after suffering a stroke in 2012.

As previously reported, neurosurgery’s very own Dr. Richard G. Fessler, who operated on Sen. Kirk, said that his recovery was “remarkable and exceeded his expectations” (and, certainly everyone here at Neurosurgery Blog continues to share Dr. Fessler’s sentiments that Kirk’s return and progress is remarkable).

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