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Stories of Hope: Danny

By Hannah Breit, MD, Neurology Resident, Rush University Medical Center, and Lauren Koffman, DO, MS, Assistant Professor of Neurological Sciences, Rush University Medical Center; Section Editor: Michael Reznik, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Brown University, Alpert...


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Stories of Hope: Ayanna

Contributors: Lindsay Marchetti, RPA-C, Lead APP, NMICU 1 ; Kathryn Zelazny, RPA-C 1 ; Betty Rosabal, LMSW 1 ; Chris Zammit, MD, FACEP, Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine, Neurology, Neurosurgery, and Medicine 1,2 1 University of Rochester Medical Center/Strong Memorial Hospital ...


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Stories of Hope: Mary

By (from left to right) Simona Ferioli, MD; Brandon Foreman, MD; and Kelly Rath, ACNP, University of Cincinnati, Department of Neurocritical Care Section Editor : Michael Reznik, MD, Brown University, Alpert Medical School, Rhode Island Hospital It was the Christmas season, which for...


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Stories of Hope: Sten Anderson

Contributor: Leighton Mohl, MD, Neurology Resident University of Minnesota (left); Contributor: Christopher Streib, MD, MS, Assistant Professor of Neurology, Program Director, Vascular Neurology Fellowship Stroke Director, University of Minnesota (center); Section Editor: Michael Reznik, MD,...


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Stories of Hope: Caroline

By Alexandra Reynolds, MD (left), and Michael Reznik, MD (right) In 2004, Caroline (name changed for privacy), a 19-year-old Bulgarian-American woman, was hit by a car while crossing the street in Manhattan, suffering a severe traumatic brain injury as a result. She had cerebral edema on...


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Stories of Hope: Kathi

Section Editor: Michael Reznik, MD Contributor: Aleksandra Yakhkind, MD, Neurology Resident Alpert Medical School, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital It is late morning on New Year’s Day, and Kathi has just left her home to go to the local supermarket, where she works as a cashier....


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Stories of Hope: Harold

He stumbled into the ER, disheveled, in torn clothes, and smelling of excrement and urine. When the nurses pulled off his boots, much of the skin of his feet came off with them. He was homeless, although at one time he had held a law degree. He had fallen on hard times. He had been struck by a...


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Stories of Hope: Ann

By Alexis Steinberg, MD, Neurology Resident, University of Pittsburgh Medical Center Editor: Michael Reznik, MD, Assistant Professor of Neurology & Neurosurgery, Alpert Medical School, Brown University/Rhode Island Hospital Ann remembers walking into a hospital in Pittsburgh one day...


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Stories of Hope: Dara

By Dara Southerland Story contributor: Huy Tran, University of New Mexico Health Science Center On Valentine's Day, Feb. 14, 2014, I woke up feeling extremely weak and fatigued. I could barely move or get out of bed that morning. I'd had a lingering cold for some time. My breathing had...


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Stories of Hope: Kristine

It happened so quickly that I don’t even remember how it happened or what happened. All that I know is the story of my survival, my family's resilience and our strong faith in our faithful God. I am learning more and more each day about my incredible journey. It was one day around Christmas...