Coon Rapids, Minn. firefighter fights back to fighting form

Capt. Ken Boelter does thrice-weekly work-outs on his road to full recovery from a stroke. Photo by Larry Sobaskie, Allina

[COON RAPIDS HERALD, March 31, 2011] Fighting fires means saving lives, protecting property, halting damage. For Ken Boelter, fighting fires served as prelude to one of the toughest fights of his life. The 15-year veteran firefighter is currently in the fight of his life after a stroke paralyzed the left side of his body last October. After spending three days in Mercy Hospital’s intensive care unit, Boelter was transferred to Sister Kenny Rehabilitation Institute’s brain injury unit for 18 days of inpatient therapy.

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