Stroke Patient Success Stories

David Acheson – stroke success story at Methodist Dallas
David Acheson may not remember the series of events after he had a stroke, but they included neurosurgery, two comas, weeks on a ventilator, and round-the-clock care from the medical team at Methodist Dallas his family and friends credit for his life today.

Estella Annette Arnwine – stroke survivor story
Stroke smarts – Estella Annette Arnwine survived a stroke, thanks to her family's quick thinking.

Ruben Casillas – stroke success story
Acting fast helped save Ruben Casillas from life-limiting effects of stroke.

Ann Faidley – stroke patient success story
Ann Faidley and her husband Paul are back to enjoying life after she received stroke treatment at Methodist
Charlton Medical Center.

James "Jef" Fike – stroke patient success story
Jef fights back his own tears when he speaks of his experience and of the physician who took the time to not only care for him but also know him as a person.

Shelly Gallatin – stroke patient success story
“Once they confirmed I was having a stroke, they gave me TPA (short for tissue plasminogen activator), and within 15 minutes, I could talk normally and my leg was back to normal.”

Charles Gadberry, teleneurology and stroke success story
When Charles Gadberry arrived at Methodist Mansfield Medical Center with stroke symptoms, he never imagined that the doctor confirming his diagnosis would be in Maryland. But that’s exactly what happened.

Nathaniel Long – stroke patient success story
“With strokes, you have to move very quickly.” Find out how Methodist Dallas’ stroke team scored a slam dunk.

Eric Wilson – stroke patient success story
Emergency staff nurse Heather Farrell, RN, was the first person to see Eric at the hospital. She saw the possible signs of a stroke and immediately reported them to the on-call physician.