A Tulsa morning news anchor is okay after suffering what appeared to be the beginnings of a stroke on live TV.
Julie Chin says she lost partial vision in one eye, her hand and arm went numb, and “I knew I was in big trouble when my mouth would not speak the words that were right in front of me on the teleprompter.”
Video of the scary moments from KJRH has been viewed hundreds of thousands of times on social media:
Tulsa news anchor Julie Chin has the beginnings of a stroke live on the air. She knew something was wrong, so tossed it to the meteorologist, as her concerned colleagues called 911. She’s fine now, but wanted to share her experience to educate viewers on stroke warning signs. pic.twitter.com/aWNPPbn1qf
— Mike Sington (@MikeSington) September 5, 2022
Chin’s coworkers sprang into action when they realized something wasn’t right and called 911. She underwent testing at the hospital, and in a Facebook update posted the next day, said doctors believe she had “the beginnings of a stroke, but not a full stroke. There are still lots of questions, and lots to follow up on, but the bottom line is I should be just fine.”
She’s opening up about the incident to help others learn to recognize the warning signs of a stroke.
“I’ve learned that it’s not always obvious when someone has a stroke, and action is critical. This acronym helps identify the symptoms to look for: BE FAST and then if needed, be fast and call 911.
B.alance (Sudden loss of balance)
E.yes (Sudden vision changes)
F.ace (Facial droop)
A.rms (One arm drifts downward)
S.peech (Slurred/confused speech)
T.ime & Terrible headache
I’d appreciate your continued prayers as we do a little more testing and we continue to look into this.”
Here is a quick video from the CDC showing what to look for:
We’re adding our best wishes for a speedy recovery!