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First photo of Sen Kirk since stroke released

Tue, 24 Apr 2012 13:25:39 CDT
By: AP

First photo of Sen Kirk since stroke released The Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago has released a photo of Sen. Mark Kirk that is the first public image of the Illinois Republican since his January stroke. The director of the institute's Center for Stroke Rehabilitation, Dr. Richard Harvey, also gave an update on Kirk's progress with recovery. Harvey says the senator has walked more than 10 miles in total since he arrived at the center in February. He's also able to climb stairs and get in and out of vehicles. Doctors have said the 52-year-old Kirk should make a full mental recovery, although they expect the stroke will limit movement on his left side.


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