NHL Notebook: Gordie Howes health continutes improving after stem cell treatment – Mon, 12 Jan 2015 PST

The remarkable resurgence of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe continues, as he has gone from wheelchair bound to pushing a shoppingcart.

Son Mark Howe, who was at Saturdays game between the Wings and Washington Capitals in his role as a Wings pro scout, told the Detroit Free Press that Gordie Howe is doing very well,overall.

Gordie Howe, who turns 87 in March, has severe dementia and has suffered a series of strokes since last summer, including a serious one in October. He was rushed to hospital in early December with what was feared to be another

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The remarkable resurgence of Detroit Red Wings legend Gordie Howe continues, as he has gone from wheelchair bound to pushing a shoppingcart.

Son Mark Howe, who was at Saturdays game between the Wings and Washington Capitals in his role as a Wings pro scout, told the Detroit Free Press that Gordie Howe is doing very well,overall.

Gordie Howe, who turns 87 in March, has severe dementia and has suffered a series of strokes since last summer, including a serious one in October. He was rushed to hospital in early December with what was feared to be another stroke, but turned out to bedehydration.

The family sons Mark, Marty, Murray and daughter Cathy, the latter of whom Gordie Howe resides with in Lubbock, Texas opted to have Gordie Howe undergo stem cell treatment in mid-December. Since then, their fathers quality of life has improved to the point he goes out in public accompanied by familymembers.

Before the treatment, Mark Howe said, his fathers mobility was limited to shuffling his feet forward while sitting in a wheelchair. Now hes able to kick a small ball around outside. And within the past few days, dad was pushing a cart at a grocery store, and hes gone to the mall, Mark Howesaid.

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