Wednesday, October 08, 2008
“Stroke of Genius”
Last week Thursday our stroke clinic was invited to join the participants and clinicians from Western Michigan University’s similar clinic for a special viewing of the film “Stroke of Genius.” The film is a documentary about one stroke survivor’s battle back into society. Dan was a hugely outgoing storytelling type who suffered an unexpected stroke in his home that left him in a coma for three weeks. During that time the doctors urged his wife to end life support in fear that if he did wake up, he would be completely changed and uncommunicative. When she finally gave in after 21 days, a miracle happened: he awoke. Not only did he wake up, but he woke up speaking.