Kyle crossing the finish line

Patient Story

Kyle Crosses the Finish Line


At 30 years old, Kyle experienced a rare brainstem stroke causing a condition called locked-in syndrome. Although his cognitive abilities were completely intact, he was unable to move or talk.

Kyle traveled from Arizona to receive care from Shirley Ryan AbilityLab and, in the past year, has celebrated many new milestones, including crossing a 5K finish line on the anniversary of his stroke.

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