Former Gov. Ridge in stable condition following stroke

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The former governor of Pennsylvania and first U.S. Secretary of Homeland Security Tom Ridge is in stable condition after suffering from a stroke June 16. 

Gov. Ridge, 75, suffered a stroke at his residence in Bethesda, MD last Wednesday. He was conscious when he arrived at the emergency department and later underwent a successful procedure to remove a blood clot.  

Former Pennsylvania First Lady Michele Ridge said last week the family is hopeful for a full recovery while recognizing Gov. Ridge “will have a long road ahead, no doubt. But we take comfort and strength knowing what a determined fighter Tom is and that he has come back strong from health challenges in the past.” 

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