Fast Action by Young Son Saves Linda's Life from Stroke

June 08, 2021

linda stroke testimonial

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.

Linda was taken to the county’s only Comprehensive Stroke Center at Memorial Regional Hospital.

“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.

Only 10 Years Old, Lance Acts FAST During Mom’s Stroke

Linda and Lance stroke testimonial
Watch how 10-year-old Lance took fast action to get his mom help when she had a stroke.