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Senator Kirk: “The progress that I have made has been very encouraging – learning to walk again and improving my speaking skills” 


CHICAGO, IL – United States Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) released a video revealing the progress that he has made in his recovery after suffering an ischemic stroke in January. Sen. Kirk recently completed a 9-week mobility study at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago, where he worked tirelessly to improve his walking, speech, and mobility. During the course of the study, Sen. Kirk walked a total of 14.79 miles and climbed 145 flights of stairs.

“The progress that I have made has been very encouraging – learning to walk again and improving my speaking skills, all due to the experts at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago,” Sen. Kirk said.

Sen. Kirk is back in his home in Fort Sheridan, Illinois, where he continues to work on his recovery while regularly engaging with staff and congressional colleagues regarding key issues facing our state, and nation as a whole.

Click here to view the full video. Click here to read the transcript.

Approximately 700,000 Americans suffer from strokes every year. As the fourth-leading cause of death in our nation, and one of the top causes of long-term disability, increasing stroke awareness is essential.

“I released this video to make sure that people know what my condition is, to be an example to other Illinois families…” Sen. Kirk said. “I want to thank the people of Illinois for their patience with this patient to recover from a big stroke.”

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