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Share Your Story: Chris McLachlin

by Whitney C. on Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Chris McLachlin, Hawaii

I was a healthy 62 year old retired school teacher/coach when I experienced a severe stroke, paralyzing my entire right side and losing my speech. I was fortunate to be discovered quickly and got to a nearby hospital. Then I was fortunate that my clot was a non-bleeder and I was eligible for TpA. I was given TpA and have recovered almost 100% with few residual effects. I am obviously eternally grateful for the NIH funds that were available for the research to be done to clone TpA, a miracle cloning that has saved hundreds of thousands of lives since 1982. I hope that NIH funding is NOT cut so that more scientific miracles can be made possible.