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Lucky to be alive: Event takes aim at brain injuries


It’s summer of 2011 and life is good for a typical suburban couple with a 2-year-old daughter and two dogs.

But one July night wasn’t so typical for Holly and Nick Pechman. The two woke up to Holly, 32 at the time, in severe pain before she passed out from what turned out to be a spontaneous stroke – no previous health problems, no warning signs.

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Riham Feshir
Riham Feshir has been a reporter/ photographer with the Woodbury Bulletin since 2011. She covers Woodbury City Hall, Washington County Board of Commissioners and business news around the city. Riham holds a bachelor’s degree in journalism and mass communication from the University of Minnesota. She previously worked for two other Forum Communications newspapers in Central Minnesota. Follow Riham on Twitter @RihamFeshir for the latest updates.
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