U.S. Sen. Mark Kirk is back in Washington D.C. after suffering a stroke a year ago. On Thursday, he plans to walk up the Capitol steps. U.S. Sen. Dick Durbin will be among those who will climb with him.
After his step climb, Kirk's medical team will talk to the media.
Here's the details:
WHO: Elliot Roth, MD -- Medical Director of RIC's Ability Lab Recovery Unit;
George Hornby, PhD -- RIC Research Scientist, lead researcher on the gait trial in which Senator Kirk participated;
Michael Klonowski - Physical Therapist, Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago;
Richard Fessler, MD -- Neurological Surgery, Northwestern Memorial Hospital
Thursday, January 3rd 2013
12:30 P.M. EST or immediately following stair climb
United States Capitol
Senator Mark Kirk suffered a stroke in January 2012. Following his participation in an experimental clinical trial, his comeback one year later to the United States Senate is proving an inspiration to stroke and brain injury patients nationally and internationally.
Physicians and researchers from the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago and Northwestern Memorial Hospital who assisted with U.S. Senator Mark Kirk's recovery will be available to discuss the Senator's recovery and take questions following his climb up the Capitol steps.