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Karen Lewis reveals she suffered stroke last week, will recover

By Mary Ann Ahern,

Chicago Teachers Union President Karen Lewis revealed on Tuesday she suffered a stroke last week, but will recover.

Speaking from the hospital, Lewis, who in recent years had a tumor removed from her brain, said she suffered a stroke Thursday.

“I woke up, couldn’t move my left leg, my left hand,” she told NBC 5.

Lewis said she had no speech issues following the stroke and plans to use physical therapy to regain movement on her left side.


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