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Patient Stories

From the care received in the emergency room through the hospital stay and follow-up visits, patients deserve a strong relationship with their care team. We partner with you to achieve the best outcomes in your treatment and recovery.

The University of Kansas Health System’s stroke program rates better than the national average in providing defect-free stroke care and patient survival rates, compared to other academic medical centers.

Overall, the health system’s stroke care center gives you the best chances at surviving a stroke and recovering as much functionality as you possibly can.

Read what patients say about the care they received and how it affected their lives.


Clare Brown, Stroke Survivor
The DAWN of New Stroke Treatments Improves Outcome
Fast action and advanced care returned Clare Brown to her husband, children and grandchildren.
Travis Mattox
 Groom-to-Be Will Say "I Do"
Stroke delays Travis Mattox's wedding, but advanced care puts plans back on track
Kyle Goble
 Specialty Care Enables Positive Outcome
11-year-old athlete, Kyle Goble, battles stroke, returns to diamond and court
Mason Payne with Dr. Koji Ebersole   Fast Action, Powerful Partnership
Collaborative teams provide lifesaving stroke care for 8-year-old Mason Payne
Heather Holiman   Comprehensive Stroke Care, Rehabilitation
Multidisciplinary team helps Heather Holiman reclaim her independence
Terresa Roberts   Collaborative Care Enables Strong Outcomes
Teacher and volunteer deputy, Terresa Roberts, recovers quickly after stroke
Damesha Seawood   With a Stroke, Every Minute Matters
Damesha Seawood thrives after her stroke, even with an eight-hour delay
Al and Vicki Denton   Right Time, Right Place, Right Medical Care
Quick thinking gives Al Denton a full recovery following his stroke
Deb Wagman   A Stroke of Luck Motivates a Survivor
Comprehensive care helps Deb Wagman enjoy her life plans
Blake Ephraim   Music Motivates Cheerleader's Remarkable Recovery
 Blake Ephraim's progress surprises and inspires stroke care team and classmates
Maddie Mudd   All the Right Moves
 Hospital helps Madeline Mudd survive a stroke and return to skating
Molly Ogden   Stroke Doesn't Discriminate
 Expert stroke care saves 16-year-old Molly Ogden's life