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  • Don Fields practices walking down the aisle with the assistance of his daughter Teresa Svilich, left, and daughter Eva Fields, right, on July 1, 2013 in Sacramento, Calif. at Pioneer Congregation. Don Fields is the first to say he's lucky to be alive after a devastating cerebral hemorrhage three years ago. He couldn't swallow, couldn't stand, suffered aphasia and slummed in his wheelchair. Thanks to the dedication of his daughter, Eva Fields, and a crew of Sacramento State physical therapy students who spent months working with FIelds, he has made a near miraculous recovery and will now walk his daughter down the aisle this Sunday. Read the story.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Eva Fields pulls her dad, Don Fields, backward out the door of their home in Curtis Park. Eva Fields became her father’s primary caregiver after he suffered a hemorrhagic stroke from which doctors said he wouldn’t recover. Now, three years later, he’s well enough to walk his daughter down the aisle.
    RENÉE C. BYER | rbyer@sacbee.com
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    Teresa Svilich, left, attends a physical rehabilitation session Monday with her father, Don Fields, under the watchful eye of physical therapist Nick Egan, center, at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Svilich will help her father walk down the aisle Sunday at the wedding of her sister Eva Fields.
    RENÉE C. BYER | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Daughter Eva Fields, left, care giver Dick Gade, center, and grand daughter Nicole Svilich, right, look on as Teresa Svilich helps her dad Don Fields after physical therapy at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Fields will walk his daughter Eva down the aisle at her wedding on Sunday. Photo taken July 01, 2013 in Roseville, CA.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Don Fields practices walking down the aisle with the assistance of his daughter Teresa Svilich, left, and daughter Eva Fields, right, who will be married on Sunday at Pioneer Congregation. Don Fields is the first to say he's lucky to be alive after a devastating cerebral hemorrhage three years ago. He couldn't swallow, he couldn't stand, he suffered aphasia and slummed in his wheelchair. But thanks to the sheer dedication of his daughter, Eva Fields, and a crew of Sacramento State physical therapy students who spent months working with FIelds, he's made a near miraculous recovery and now walk his daughter down the aisle Sunday, July 7, dance with her and toast her. Photo taken July 01, 2013 in Sacramento, CA.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Don Fields leaves a physical therapy session with daughter Teresa Svilich at Sutter Roseville Medical Center. Svilich will help assist her father to walk down the aisle with her sister Eva Fields on Sunday. Photo taken July 01, 2013 in Roseville, CA.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • After resting with grand daughter Nicole Svilich, 15, Don Fields prepares to practice his cadence for walking down the aisle of his daughter Eva Fields wedding. At right is physical therapist Nick Egan. Photo taken July 01, 2013 in Roseville, CA.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Don Fields concentrates on a treadmill at Sutter Roseville Medical Center under the watchful eye of physical therapist Nick Egan as he gets ready to walk his daughter Eva Fields down the aisle of her wedding on Sunday. Photo taken July 01, 2013 in Roseville, CA.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Don Field warms up during physical therapy at Sutter Roseville Medical Center a week before walking his daughter Eva Fields down the aisle for her wedding. Don Fields is the first to say he's lucky to be alive after a devastating cerebral hemorrhage three years ago. He couldn't swallow, he couldn't stand, he suffered aphasia and slumped in his wheelchair. Photo taken July 01, 2013 in Roseville, CA.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
  • Don Fields is applauded after a rehearsal of walking down the aisle with the assistance of his daughter Teresa Svilich, left, daughter Eva Fields, center, who will be married on Sunday at Pioneer Congregation, and his wife Ginger Rutland. Don Fields is the first to say he's lucky to be alive after a devastating cerebral hemorrhage three years ago. He couldn't swallow, he couldn't stand, he suffered aphasia and slummed in his wheelchair. But thanks to the sheer dedication of his daughter, Eva Fields, and a crew of Sacramento State physical therapy students who spent months working with FIelds, he's made a near miraculous recovery and now walk his daughter down the aisle Sunday, July 7, dance with her and toast her. Photo taken July 01, 2013 in Sacramento, CA.
    Renee C. Byer | rbyer@sacbee.com
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