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North Central College occupational therapy program mentioned on WGN News

Oct 13, 2021

OT students to work with non-profit organization SSEEO to aid stroke victims

Thousands of runners took to the streets of the Chicago on Sunday, Oct. 10 as part of the 43rd annual Chicago Marathon. Among them, was WGN’s general assignment reporter Brónagh Tumulty.

Tumulty decided to run the marathon as a bucket list item, but also to honor her late grandfather Cathal Donoghue, who ran four marathons in Ireland. Her grandfather passed away in 2008 following a stroke and she knew that if she were to ever build up the courage to run a marathon it would be to help other families who’ve had a loved one suffer a stroke. That’s when Tumulty found SSEEO, a non-profit organization building a community to encourage, support and guide stroke survivors and families while also providing resources. SSEEO stands for “Stroke Survivors Empowering Each Other” and they’ve been around for 17 years.

SSEEO has helped countless stroke survivors and their families across the Chicago area. This fall, the organization will kick-off a new program, teaming up with North Central College’s occupational therapy program. Together the initiative will help partner students with survivors who need additional rehabilitation, at no cost to the survivors or their families.

The segment mentioning North Central College's partnership with SSEEO was featured on WGN news: