Striking Out Stroke with the Otters


Wednesday night is the 5th Annual Strike Out Stroke with the Evansville Otters.

More than 400 stroke survivors and their families are expected to fill historic Bosse Field.

One stroke survivor is coming in airborne, flying in on Deaconess Hospital’s Air Evac helicopter with the guest of honor landing in center field. 

Eyewitness News’ Chief Photographer John Simpson was along for the ride.

Jenni Guth is the nurse on board who suffered a stroke while on vacation at Disney World with her family three years ago.

Jenni threw out the first pitch.

Stoke is the leading cause of long-term adult disability and the fifth leading cause of death in the U.S.

One of the most important factors in reducing brain damage from stroke is recognizing the signs and getting to the hospital quickly for treatment.

Eyewitness News’ Stuart Hammer will have more on Jenni’s story in our later newscasts.

(This story was originally published May 31, 2017)

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