Surviving a Severe Stroke | Mike's Story

Surviving a Severe Stroke | Mike's Story

Mike was always an avid runner. Last year, he collapsed while running on his treadmill. His wife found him and had him rushed to Virtua in South Jersey, where he was diagnosed with a very severe type of stroke. Because his case was so complex, he was airlifted to Penn Medicine, where he was treated by a Penn stroke specialists.

Mike recovered and was almost fully back to normal just six days later. Mike credits the joint efforts of Virtua and Penn for saving his brain and his life.

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  1. Vennela Gudisa on April 11, 2021 at 11:33 pm

    Hi, Is this possible after 1yr of ischemic stroke?

  2. Cathy Audu on April 11, 2021 at 11:48 pm

    It’s been 4 yrs , can my friend regain speech

  3. Emily Jude on April 11, 2021 at 11:54 pm


  4. Hunter Huie on April 11, 2021 at 11:56 pm

    I am 20, I was 19 when I had 2 strokes a week apart. I was standing there both times and I had numbness in my legs, wanted to scream but my face was numb, I collapsed into my friends drenched in sweat unable to talk but needing to scream for help. I couldn’t stand up or move my face or arms, they dragged me into the house and that’s all I remember besides them trying to ask me what happened and for hours I would just cry freaking out terrified of what happened. I was trying to enlist in the Air Force so I didn’t want to see a dr. Now a year later I realize how badly it could affect me by now over a year without any medical attention for it whatsoever I’m so scared to see a dr

  5. Monsta James on April 12, 2021 at 12:07 am

    He doesn’t seem like he had a stroke.

  6. Sean Weir on April 12, 2021 at 12:07 am

    my dad just had a bilateral stroke 4 days ago and I’m scared to death… The doctors want to put him on a feeding tube… This is an actual nightmare…

  7. Alex Santiago on April 12, 2021 at 12:22 am

    Mike had a stroke?

  8. zaka ulla on April 12, 2021 at 12:22 am

    How many years can a right stroke patient can live.

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