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Ken: Stroke Rehab

Plum Borough resident Ken Brosius was spending time with family at a camp in Elk County in November 2022, when a sudden stroke required him to be life-flighted to UPMC Presbyterian.

The stroke left the 64-year-old paralyzed on his right side. He was unable to walk or use his right arm.

After four days at UPMC Presbyterian, Ken was transferred and began inpatient rehab at the UPMC Rehabilitation Institute at UPMC McKeesport.

“The nurses and therapists guided me through physical therapy and other exercises every day, helping to get me back up and walking again, as well as helping me regain some function in my arm,” says Ken. “Everyone was so wonderful and wanted to help. It was outstanding to feel such support from all of them.”

After almost a month of inpatient rehab, Ken was discharged and able to return home with his wife. Although he is continuing to work on refining his fine motor skills, he is happy to be back home and walking again.

“I was glad to receive top-notch care from such a well-run, organized team of experts,” says Ken. “They took care of me and helped me recover from one of the toughest times in my life, and for that I am forever grateful.”

This patient's treatment and results may not be representative of all similar cases.

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