Basketball fan battles back after life-threatening type of stroke

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Story Summary

Life changed for Tara Montgomery on April 11, 2017. She collapsed at home and was rushed to the hospital, where doctors diagnosed a subarachnoid hemorrhage, a type of stroke. An aneurysm — a balloon-like bulge in a blood vessel — in her brain had ruptured. That caused blood to flow into the space between her brain and the surrounding membrane.

Only about one-third of the patients with this condition make a full recovery. Thanks to the quick response from her husband and care team, Tara is one of them.

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