GREENSBORO, N.C.– A local hockey player is back on the ice after a brain aneurysm nearly killed him on May 31st.
If you ask Dave Marley if he’s a walking miracle, the answer would be yes.
Marley was with his eight-year-old son Logan at the Greensboro Ice House when he fell to his knees and blacked out. Fortunately three off-duty EMT’s were there and rushed to his side.
Marley was taken to Moses Cone Hospital where doctors performed a platinum coil procedure. The coils were threaded into the aneurysm and stopping further damage.
Marley said it was quick action that saved his live.
“Once that happened the feeling started coming back in my body… and then I began the recovery process,” said Marley who spent 12 days in a I-C-U before he was able to come home.
Marley still suffers from fatigue and mobility issues on his left side and will continue physical therapy for a few weeks. But in September he will be back on the ice with his team the “American Revolution.”