July 12th, 2011
10:47 AM ET

Massive stroke: Life shattering, life affirming

In the Human Factor, we profile survivors who have overcome the odds. Confronting a life obstacle - injury, illness or other hardship –- they tapped their inner strength and found resilience they didn’t know they possessed. This week Diana Robb shares the story of her husband's massive stroke and their struggle to keep hope alive.

The morning of January 8, 2004, dawned like any other in our household. Daughter Kelsey headed off to school, I left to run errands, and Kevin, a successful sculptor of large abstract stainless steel and fabricated bronze sculptures, went into his studio to work.

A few hours later, I returned to find Kevin unconscious and unresponsive on the floor of his studio. He was on life support by the time the ambulance left, and he stayed that way for 13 days in intensive care.

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