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Stephen Richards Stephen Richards from Coatesville wrote on September 21, 2019 at 2:35 pm:
My story is nothing short of a miracle. On June 24, 2013, as I left the shower I experienced what I would called a severe and unique headache and laid my head on the floor. If I were home alone, I suspect I would have simply laid down and died. Fortunately, my wife saw something very wrong in my eyes and called an ambulance. I had no memory after my head on the floor until the rehab. My blood clotted which was a good thing if I got to a hospital quickly which I did. A day earlier I was on business in CT and would have simply gone back to my hotel room and died. I have to believe this was Devine intervention. I was in the ICU for a couple of weeks without moving. I did go back and thank everyone who helped me in ICU but unfortunately I did not remember a face. When I questioned my psychologist that I might have thought I could not handle this and caused my loss of memory. His response was that I just short-circuited. Bottom line, my wife saved my life that day. Unfortunately, we have brilliant neurosurgeons, but I receive very little info as to the cause. It was proposed to be smoking and possibly hereditary. Needless to say, I no longer smoke, but because my father had experienced multiple strokes that no one knew about, I believe the heredity issue is more the cause. Both my children have been checked and neither of them have any signs of an aneurysm. To conclude, I can only believe God left me live for a reason

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