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Archive for Friday, August 24, 2007

Woman who recovered from muteness dies

August 24, 2007

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— Delores Glaze, who was thought to have Lou Gehrig's Disease and resumed talking after a silence of nearly two years, has died, a nurse confirmed Thursday. She was 61.

Glaze was considered the second such surprise recovery at Medicalodge North Post-Acute Care Center in south-central Kansas.

Glaze died Monday at the facility from the disease's normal progression, said Georgi Hollins, director of nursing.

Glaze had surprised Medicalodge staff, family and friends last Halloween when she began to speak in complete sentences, thanking a nurse for a bath.

Services for Glaze were scheduled for 2 p.m. today at the First Assembly of God Church. Burial will be in Memorial Lawn Cemetery.

The other recovery at Medicalodge was in 2005, when Tracy Gaskill spoke her first words in nearly three years after suffering critical internal and head injuries in a traffic accident.

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