Woman Who Had Stroke at South Pole Recovering


A nuclear engineer who was medevacked from the South Pole after suffering a stroke is making a good recovery, her doctors at Johns Hopkins in Baltimore say.

Renee-Nicole Douceur, 58, was expected to be discharged from the hospital Saturday, The Baltimore Sun reported. She was treated in New Zealand after being evacuated a few weeks after the August 27 stroke and transferred to Hopkins a few days ago.

Dr. Paul Nyquist at Hopkins said he expects Douceur to recover fully. Whether quicker evacuation would have made a difference cannot be determined, he added.

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