Wright State student overcomes surgery complications to return to school


Dan Darkow had one goal as he dealt with serious complications from surgery to remove his wisdom teeth: Get back to Wright State University.

The 20-year-old junior lost the ability to breathe on his own and developed aspiration pneumonia after the surgery. He required a ventilator to supply oxygen and he faced the possibility of needing that machine for the rest of his life.

His hope of returning to Wright State and becoming a resident assistant during his third year of college hinged on one experimental operation — a surgery to give him a diaphragm pacing system.

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