University of Kentucky Athletic’s Communications Director Shares Stroke Survivor Story

Earlier this year, Matt May, Associate Director of Athletics Communications with University of Kentucky, experienced a life-threatening stroke. Doctors told Matt his stroke was likely brought on by a shingles outbreak, and after a week at UK Hospital, Matt spent two weeks in therapy at Cardinal Hill Rehabilitation Hospital. He achieved his first major goal through rehabilitation – returning home before his birthday. Matt credits the rehabilitation he did inpatient and at home for his quick recovery. Matt shares, “When recovering from a stroke, set small, short-term goals that you can reach.”

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