IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), second from left, who participated in a clinical walking trial at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago ... more 
IMAGE DISTRIBUTED FOR REHABILITATION INSTITUTE OF CHICAGO - U.S. Senator Mark Kirk (R-IL), second from left, who participated in a clinical walking trial at the Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago following a massive stroke in January 2012, acknowledges the crowd of well-wishers as U.S. Vice President Joe Biden, left, Senators Joe Manchin (D-WV), center, and Dick Durbin (D-IL), right, walk with him up the Capitol building steps in Washington on Thursday, Jan. 3, 2013. Kirk hopes his recovery will serve as an inspiration to the millions of Americans recovering from stroke. (Paul Morigi / AP Images for Rehabilitation Institute of Chicago) less 
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Associated Press
Thu, Jan 3, 2013 5:01 PM EST