CHICAGO, Ill. (KMOX) –– U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-Ill.) released a video Tuesday outlining his progress after suffering from an ischemic stroke in January. Kirk expressed deep gratitude to the people of Illinois for allowing him the time he needed to recover and for supporting him.
“I want to thank everyone especially for the patience they have given me to recover from a big stroke,” said Kirk. “[And also] to the people of Illinois for granting me the honor to represent them in the United States Senate. I cannot wait to get back to work to vote to spend less, borrow less and tax less to fix our economy.”
In the video (seen below), Kirk also gives thanks to the doctors and nurses at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago (RIC) for helping him to regain his walking abilities. He is working to be able to climb the 45 steps it will take to get to the front door of the Senate.