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Video Recalls Stroke Survivor’s Rescue

By Chereen Langrill, News and Community
May 9, 2016

In late May, 2015, Lonnie Wright was recovering from a severe stroke. One year later, Wright’s story is the focus of a public service campaign that aims to educate the community about the importance of recognizing the signs of a stroke.

Wright was in New Plymouth to watch his wife, Barbara, compete in a barrel racing event when he collapsed in the restroom. Someone called for help after seeing Wright collapsed on the floor, an off-duty nurse Kayla Ingram rushed to Lonnie Wright’s side. Ingram, a nursing director at St. Luke’s Meridian, was there to compete in the same barrel racing event.

Ingram’s quick action made a significant difference in Wright’s recovery, allowing him to return to the active outdoor lifestyle he loves.

Lonnie and Barbara Wright agreed to share their story in a series of videos in order to help convey the importance of knowing stroke signs and symptoms. The videos will be used for regional education and awareness efforts throughout the year, including the Snake River Stampede and the Caldwell Night Rodeo. 

About The Author

Chereen Langrill was formerly a communications coordinator for St. Luke’s Health System.

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