Living Well

Meet a Few of Our Sentara Stroke Survivors

Jeff Peele

Jeff Peele

Stroke can happen to anyone. Just ask Jeff Peele, an active 51-year-old and former trucking company employee, who didn’t know he had high blood pressure, which caused his stroke.
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Kelly Via

Kelly Via

When you wake up with stroke symptoms, the typical treatment of clot-busting medication is not always an option. Fortunately for Kelly Via, there was another treatment option available – thrombectomy, which involves the insertion of a small catheter and removal of the blood clot.
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Les Coburn

Les Coburn

This stroke survivor is on a mission to help others recognize that although stroke is life-changing it does not have to be life-ending. Les Coburn used to be a patient at Sentara Norfolk General Hospital; now he spends his time volunteer there.
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Terry Slaybaugh

Terry Slaybaugh

Vickie Slaubaugh new right away that her husband was having a stroke: His eyes didn’t look right; his face was drooping on one side; and he couldn’t pick up his coffee cup.
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Merlin Mullen

Merlin Mullen

When a family vacation turns into a medical emergency, it’s good to have Sentara stroke experts on your side. This small-town Pennsylvania man was grateful to be in Williamsburg when stroke symptoms sidetracked their road trip.
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Living Well After Stroke

More than 6 million Americans are stroke survivors. Learn how to live well after a stroke.

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