Father of Stroke Coordinator at Trinity Hospital has stroke

Story of how the family nursed him back to health

Story pitch for Advocate Trinity Hospital. Jewell Jenkins, 71, of Chicago had a stroke in December. He was healthy with only high blood pressure being his only medical history. The morning he had the stroke he was sitting at his kitchen table during Bible Study. There was no pain. My phone rang at 10 am and he was unable to form words. He is willing to talk about it. He is the father of Dinene West Jenkins, who is the stroke coordinator here at Advocate Trinity Hospital so you have a family connection as well as an expert.  

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Advocate Trinity Hospital

2320 East 93rd Street

Office: (773) 967-5019

Fax: (773) 967-4209

Quick facts

From the American Stroke Association Stroke is the No. 4 cause of death and a leading cause of long-term disability in the U.S. Yet, 1 in 3 Americans can’t recall any stroke warning signs. More than half (58%) of Americans don’t know if they are at risk for stroke. 80 percent of strokes are preventable
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