Fast Action by Young Son Saves Linda's Life from Stroke
June 08, 2021
Linda and her son, Lance, were watching TV together when “I felt a pop in my brain,” Linda said.
The right side of her face drooped, her speech was slurred and, when she tried to walk, she fell. Linda was having a stroke. All Lance knew was that something was very wrong with his mom. The brave 10-year-old called 911 for help.
“She received the clot-busting medication called IV tPA,” said Norman Ajiboye, MD, neurointerventional surgeon. He also performed a mechanical thrombectomy in the cath lab to remove a clot in Linda’s brain.
Three days later, she was home and fully recovered — thanks to the fast action of her son, Pembroke Pines Fire Rescue and the Memorial Neuroscience team.
“I’m just so happy because I gave my son life and now he gave me my life back,” Linda said.