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Ankylosing spondylitis couldn't keep dad from walking daughter down aisle

Loyola patient Roger Polsley talks about his journey with ankylosing spondylitis, which causes the vertebrae in his spine to fuse together. His neurosurgeon, Dr. Douglas Anderson, explains how painful and debilitating this condition is. Mr. Polsley had a pain pump installed and felt much relief for some time. But then one night the pump malfunctioned, just three weeks before his daughter's wedding. His daughter called Dr. Anderson's nurse, who promised to get him in immediately to relieve the pain and make sure that he could walk his daughter down the aisle. Dr. Anderson fixed the pump and Mr. Polsley felt great relief from the pain. His daughter said, "It's every girl's dream to have her dad walk her down the aisle and (Loyola) made that possible." For more information or to make an appointment, please call (708) 216-3208.