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News Anchor Has Stroke Symptoms Live on Air And Her Colleagues Jumped In to Help Immediately

News Anchor Has Stroke Symptoms Live on Air And Her Colleagues Jumped In to Help Immediately

When Chin was struggling to breathe, her colleagues realized that there was something wrong with her and that she needed immediate medical attention.

An Oklahoma news anchor and TV actress Julie Chin, who works with NBC affiliate KJRH started to experience difficulty speaking while she was live on her broadcast show. As Chin tried to put a brave face on and continue with the show, her condition started to get worse, reported Good Morning America. "I'm sorry, Something is going on with me this morning and I apologize to everybody," Chin said as she interrupted the broadcast and sifted it to the station's meteorologist. 



 


When Chin was struggling to breathe, her colleagues realized that there was something wrong with her and that she needed immediate medical attention. They called 911 and the emergency medical services arrived at the studio. Her colleagues' quick thinking and action saved the day. Chin posted an update via her Facebook profile wherein, she talked about her health scare and said that she was doing much better. She expressed gratitude towards her well-wishers by saying, "First of all: Thank you. The prayers. The concern. The messages. The texts. The emails. The calls. I’m so grateful. And I’m so glad to tell you I’m OK." 

"Anne, Jordan, TJ, and Kaden, I’m so grateful for your quick action. I’ve always said I work on the best team, and this is one more reason why. she wrote, thanking her colleagues. 



 

 

Her post not only served the purpose of giving an update on her health scare but also to create awareness within the community about strokes and how one could seek help if they are experiencing one. She talked about the symptoms of a stroke and how to identify them, stressing on the most important acronym to remember to make it easier for people to identify if they are experiencing a stroke, "BE FAST: 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. In a few days, I’ll be back at the desk sharing the stories I love with the community I love. Thank you all for loving me and supporting me so well." Chin concluded. NCIS star Pauley Perrette also disclosed recently that she nearly died from a massive stroke last year. Perrette, now 53 posted an update via her Twitter. "It’s 9/2 One year ago I had a massive stroke. Before that, I lost so many beloved family and friends, And daddy, And then Cousin Wayne" her post read. 



 

 

Dr. Jennifer Ashton, ABC News Chief Medical Correspondent told Good Morning America, "Women need to be aware of this. Women of all ages need to be aware of this, "This isn't just something that happens to men and older men."

References:

https://www.goodmorningamerica.com/wellness/story/news-anchors-medical-scare-live-tv-raises-awareness-89371892

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