Howe seeing further gains following stem cell treatment

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Gordie Howe suffered a major stroke in October and his condition seemed grim at the end of November when his son, Mark Howe, reported that his father was “unable to walk and his speech is very minimal.”

He started to see an improvement in his health soon after that though and his family said that Howe took “amazing” steps forward thanks to stem cell treatment in Mexico.

Roughly a month after that treatment, Howe is continuing to make gains. He’s gone from not being able to walk to “pushing a cart at a grocery store,” Mark informed the Detroit Free Press. Mr. Hockey has also gone to the mall recently and can kicked a small ball around outside.

“(Howe) is doing very well, overall,” Mark said.

Howe, 86, was also suffering from back problems and has dementia. He lives with his daughter, Cathy, in Lubbock, Texas.