Patient Stories

Meet a Few of Our Sentara Stroke Survivors

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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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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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Lloyd Runnett

Lloyd Runnett's lifelong dedication to emergency medicine took an unexpected turn on August 27, 2023 when he found himself on the other side of the stretcher.

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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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