Dan was working construction at the Dayton Food Bank building when his stroke hit him without warning. He was unable to speak and tell his co-workers that he needed help.
Feeling trapped in his own body, Dan knew exactly where he needed to go. He quickly thought to grab a pen and paper to write down "Kettering." But nothing. He tried again... something simpler. The A B C's. He couldn't get past the letter D. His co-workers knew that something was terribly wrong and they called 911.
The ambulance brought Dan to Kettering Medical Center, where the stroke care team was awaiting his arrival. Within minutes the stroke team administered the drug t-PA which establishes blood flow and dissolves the blood clot.
Today Dan has fully recovered from his stroke. He is a father, a grandfather, and enjoying every minute of his life with those that matter most because of Kettering Health Network.