Stroke victim throws the first pitch at Dayton Dragons Game
KETTERING, Ohio (WKEF/WRGT) - A 17-year-old stroke survivor got to throw the ceremonial first pitch of Sunday's Dayton Dragons Game in honor of Kettering Health Network's "Strike Out Storoke" event.
Manual Bidaara is a foreign exchange student from Portugal.
He suffered a stroke one April morning, causing him to lose feeling in the whole left side of his body.
He was sent to Kettering Health Network where they found a blood clot had formed after he suffered an ankle injury.
He had surgery in early May and is on the road to recovery, hoping to become a neurologist.
Kettering Health Network was at the game supporting Bidaara in their own way, by hosting Strike Out Stroke, an event designed to bring about stroke awareness and to help inform people about how to prevent them.