Stroke survivor Linda Langenderfer will throw out the first pitch at the Dayton Dragons game on Sunday, June 2, at 2 p.m.
Langenderfer was training for a half marathon in 2011 when she lost feeling in her left side and was diagnosed with a stroke. She was immediately treated at Kettering Hospital by Dr. Usman Khan. Through hard work and physical therapy, Linda slowly and surely got her movement back.
Last summer, almost a year to the day after her stroke, Linda completed a half marathon. Linda still runs three miles three times a week.
Stroke is the leading cause of adult disability and the third leading cause of death, with 700,000 Americans suffering from strokes every year and one-third are severely impaired.
A brain attack, or stroke occurs when there is an interruption of blood flow in the brain. This interruption is caused by a blood clot that occludes an artery or a blood vessel that breaks, injuring brain cells surrounding the area.
The risk of stroke increases with age and is more common in adults over 65 years, but can occur at any age.
Join the team of stroke specialists from the Kettering Health Network as they enjoy a day in the sun when the Dragons host the Lake County Captains at Fifth Third Field.
Trotwood-Madison school officials prepare for snow with their football team headed to Massillon for the state championship game.
Waynesville rescue crews rescued nine people after a minivan slammed into a house.
Clayton police are investigating a possible OVI crash.
Firefighters evacuated the Northmont High School auditorium Wednesday night after smoke filled the auditorium.
A Winter Storm Watch will take effect late Thursday night through late Friday night for most of the area.