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Gordie Howe Suffers 'Serious' Stroke

Hockey legend Gordie Howe has reported suffered a serious stroke and is now at home resting, according to his son Dr. Murray Howe.

The 86-year-old Howe suffered the stroke early Sunday morning. According to his son, Howe is aware of who he is and the people around him, but his movement has been left limited and the right side of his body is very weak.

Reportedly, he’s unable to stand up without help and is having great difficulty speaking. “So we’re just trying to keep him comfortable, and that’s our goal,” said his son.

Howe is a universally revered figure in the hockey world, and this news has understandably been met with much sadness. Howe has been struggling with health problem for a while now, including dementia which has left him with memory loss.

During Howe’s storied hockey career he won four Stanley Cups, six Art Ross and Hart trophies, and was on the First or Second NHL All-Star teams an astounding 21 times. He still holds a multitude of NHL records as well. He amassed 801 goals and 1850 points in 1767 NHL games during a career that spanned five decades with the Detroit Red Wings and the Hartford Whalers.

The man known has “Mr. Hockey” has left a permanent mark on the hockey world, so here’s hoping that Howe, a man known not only for his sublime offensive skills but also for his tenacity and willingness to fight, on and off the ice, has what it takes to win yet another battle.

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