First experiencing symptoms at just 29 years old and diagnosed with Parkinson’s at age 34, Tommy Zuleger is the youngest patient ever treated at the Muhammad Ali Parkinson Center at Barrow Neurological Institute in Phoenix and he says a new “sci-fi” procedure has given him his life back.
Given just months to live in 2006, a 32-year-old Arizona woman, treated at St. Joseph’s Barrow Neurological Institute, has amazingly beat two brain tumors, outlived her projected life expectancy, and recently became a mother – all things no one ever thought imaginable. She will celebrate her first Mother’s Day this Sunday. May is also National Brain Tumor Awareness Month.
One of the most promising treatments for stroke is tissue plasminogen activator (tPA), an FDA-approved clot busting drug that must be administered within 4.5 hours from the onset of symptoms to work best.