Neurosciences Patient Stories - Bronson Healthcare

Grant Fletcher

Grant Fletcher had dreamt of running in the Boston Marathon since he began running in 1999. He narrowly failed to qualify spring of 2012 as he was experiencing severe lower back and right leg pain. In order to ease the pain, he turned to Dr. Gregory Wiggins and Dr. Paula Kilmer, specialists at the Bronson Neuroscience Center. After his successful back surgery he qualified for Boston and participated in the race spring of 2015, finally able to check it off of his bucket list. Read Grant’s story.

Tom Blaising

Tom didn't know when he left for a weekend getaway he would be airlifted in a helicopter back home where Bronson's stroke team saved his life by removing a massive clot.

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Debra Burke

When hospice nurse Debra Burke kept dropping her cell phone as she talked to a colleague, she didn't think "stroke." A few hours later, Bronson's stroke team was retrieving a massive blood clot with a new device that saved her life.

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Laurel Rosebush

What started as a trip to buy new eyeglasses led to one of medicine’s scariest diagnoses for Laurel Rosebush. Her journey took her to the Bronson Methodist Hospital, where minimally invasive surgery and new technology saved her life.

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Marta Gagie

Kindergarten teacher, Marta Gagie, experienced a sudden and terrible headache that almost took her life. Discover how Bronson Neuroscience Center's team of experts quickly identified and treated her rare brain aneurysm, and watch Marta and her and her family tell her remarkable story of rescue and recovery.

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Patrick Kimble

No one watching Patrick Kimble swing golf clubs last February would have ever guessed that just six weeks prior, a stroke had rendered him paralyzed.

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David Dameron

In May 2009, David Dameron noticed a tremor in his right arm. At first, he assumed it was from stress. He knew something was wrong when the tremors got worse. Dameron was shocked when a doctor revealed his diagnosis of stage one Parkinson’s disease, a progressive disorder of the nervous system that affects movement. It develops gradually, often starting with a barely noticeable tremor in one hand and eventually causing slowing or freezing of body movement.

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Wellington Dunn

Even at age 70, Wellington Dunn showed no signs of slowing down. He stays active and fit by tending to his goats and cattle and tilling his own soil for farm fresh vegetables. However, not all the fresh air and exercise were able to prevent a brain aneurysm from threatening his life.

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Michael Marshburn

Michael Marshburn had been feeling tremors in his right hand and leg for some time. When he explained the symptoms to his doctor, his doctor referred him to the Bronson Neuroscience Center.

Read Michaels' story

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