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Senator Kirk makes first video statement after stroke

Tue, 08 May 2012 17:26:26 CDT
By: AP / IPR

U-S Senator Mark Kirk has issued his first public remarks since suffering a stroke. In a video Kirk says he can't wait to get back to work.


The 52-year-old senator suffered a major stroke in January and underwent emergency surgery. He entered a rehabilitation center in February and was discharged last week. The video includes footage of Kirk working with therapists. Doctors have said the stroke was expected to limit movement on his left side, though they expected him to make a full mental recovery. Kirk has declined news media interviews since the stroke but his office has continued to work on constituent issues.

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