How a Faribault, Minn. man survived a stroke while driving

[KMSP Fox 9, April 29, 2015] When he did finally get the car stopped, his wife was nowhere in sight. It was then, luck (or fate) came into play. His daughter, Shannon Nelson, lives in Faribault, about 10 miles from her parents’ home outside of town. It was while she was running an errand to the grocery store she came upon her father’s car on the side of the road.

“He was slouched over and I could see his lip was going down. I know that’s a major sign for a stroke,” Shannon, who has medical training from her job working in a group home, said.

Nelson was airlifted to Abbott Northwestern, and within 24 minutes of arriving, doctors had the blood clot in his brain removed.


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