I was walking outside when all of the sudden I fell over ...

Tom Koster is alive thanks to a procedure performed at St. Alexius Medical Center.  After suffering a stroke, he was rushed by ambulance to St. Alexius.  There, doctors used the Merci Retrieval System to remove a life-threatening blood clot from Tom’s brain.  It was the first time this procedure was done in North Dakota. 

"It’s a miracle I’m alive.”

Tom’s story is just one example of why people come to St. Alexius for healing. Click play to hear his story.