The Will To Recover: Jaynil Shah, 21-Year-Old Stroke Survivor

On a Sunday afternoon, Sept. 26, 2010, Jaynil Shah, a 21-year-old college student, was driving through a heavy rainstorm. Next thing he knew, it was November. He had suffered a stroke and gotten into an automobile accident, resulting in left pontine ischemic infarct and subarachnoid hemorrhage—an elaborate medical term for bleeding on both sides of the brain. When emergency personnel arrived on the scene, he was unconscious and unresponsive.

At Gwinnett Medical Center–Lawrenceville’s emergency department, the trauma team, led by trauma surgeon Romeo P. Massoud, M., and neurosurgeon Michael Amaral, MD, worked to control the bleeding in Shah’s brain. When he was stabilized, he was taken upstairs in the hospital to the Center for Neuroscience.

Read more about Jaynil's long road to recovery.
Jaynil with his recovery team at Glancy Rehabilitation Center.

Go to the Stroke Care Experts

GMC–Lawrenceville and GMC–Duluth are accredited by the Joint Commission as Primary Stroke Centers, and Glancy Rehabilitation Center is a CARF Accredited Stroke Specialty Program. We are five-star rated for Neuroscience and stroke survival. In addition, our stroke care has received these awards:
  • HealthGrades® Stroke Care Excellence (2 years in a row)
  • Georgia Coverdell Acute Stroke Registry Award
  • Get with the Guidelines Gold Plus Award, American Heart Association/American Stroke Association (3 years in a row)
Visit to learn more about how GMC is leading the way in stroke care and rehabilitation.


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