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North Iowa radio station owner recovering after stroke


This news story was published on March 31, 2018.
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HAMPTON, IOWA – A North Iowa radio station owner is recovering after stroke, KLMJ Radio said in a statement this week.

On the morning of Thursday, February 8th, Craig Donnelly, Owner and General Manager of KLMJ/KQCR Radio — collectively known as Radio On The Go — began his day at the office like any other. As Craig communicated with his staff that morning, his speech began to falter, and he eventually lost the ability to communicate clearly. As the staff began to question how he was feeling, Donnelly began to realize that he was not feeling like himself. Quickly understanding the seriousness of Craig’s condition, a call was placed to 911, and Hampton Police and first responders soon arrived to take him to Mercy Medical Center North Iowa in Mason City. There, it was confirmed that Craig was the victim of a stroke.

Donnelly continued to receive care at Mercy until Friday, February 16th. He was then moved to the Acute Rehab Unit, and later to the Skilled Nursing Facility, both located at Mercy’s West Campus in Mason City. While there, he received daily physical therapy and speech therapy. He was discharged and returned to his home in Hampton on Tuesday, March 13th. Craig has worked on his recovery and rehabilitation from his stroke in a manner very similar to his business approach: with a relentless pursuit of success.

The staff at KLMJ/KQCR — Radio On The Go — continue to encourage Craig on his path to a full recovery, we will also be dedicating the next few weeks to researching and preparing news content and public service announcements on the topic of stroke awareness, prevention, and recovery. May is American Stroke Month; accordingly, we plan to dedicate a significant amount of programming to this very important topic.

According to the Center for Disease Control (CDC), someone in the United States has a stroke every 40 seconds. We will be using our voices to inform our audience about lifestyle choices that can reduce the risk of a stroke, how to recognize warning signs, and to educate on ways to respond and recover.

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