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  • Two years after stroke, runner finishes Capital City Half Marathon

    Press Date: 05/06/2015 Contact: Missy Gleason

    On May 14, 2013, Rob Gast and his family weren't sure he’d ever do anything as normal as run a 13.1 mile race. On that day a blood clot in his left carotid artery dislodged and moved into his left cerebral artery, cutting off blood flow to his brain. He was 33 years old and had just settled into a day at work as a senior planner for denim products at Abercrombie & Fitch. Less than 20 minutes later, he was at OhioHealth Riverside Methodist Hospital with Dr. B.J. Hicks trying to save his life and brain function.

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