Former STAR reporter returns home

9:34 am | October 8, 2012

Former STAR Reporter Steve Burwick is now home after undergoing two weeks of rehabilitation to build strength in his right arm and leg.

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Former STAR Reporter Steve Burwick is pictured as he leaves the Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital Wednesday. Burwick suffered loss of function in his right arm and leg after surgery to remove a cancerous brain tumor Sept. 12.

Burwick underwent surgery Sept. 12 to remove a cancerous tumor from his brain. A doctor at that time told Burwick he possibly would never be able to walk again. However, with the aid of a cane, he walked out of Quillen Rehabilitation Hospital Wednesday.

Burwick’s wife, Debbie, said he had worked very hard while in rehab, and his goal was to be able to walk when he left the hospital. “He still has some weakness in his right arm and hand as well as his leg,” she said.

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