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#StrokeMonth: From Victim to Therapist

It’s been almost three years since Sean Bretz collapsed. Unbeknownst to the then 23-year-old U.S. Coast Guardsman, a giant aneurysm had burst in his brain, causing a massive stroke. “His prognosis was grim,” neurosurgeon Rabih Tawk, M.D., recalls. “We used every technology available to help him.” Despite complications and issues, which required [...]

Created by Cynthia (Cindy) Weiss

Military Man Celebrates Independence...from Stroke

At 23, Sean Bretz was the picture of health. As a member of the U.S. Coast Guard Sector Jacksonville, you’d expect nothing less. But then last June 5, the machinery technician woke up with what he described as “an excruciating headache.” Attributing it to a  late night out with friends, [...]

Created by Cynthia Nelson Weiss

Becoming an Employee after 35 Years as a Mayo Patient

Linda Rockey's first experience at Mayo Clinic was in 1971, when her grandmother insisted that she come to Mayo Clinic for treatment of her worsening Crohn's disease. "It was a week that just changed my life," she says. Thirty years later Mayo neurosurgeon Dr. Fredric Meyer operated on Linda to repair [...]

Created by Lee Aase