Paul Kimble cracked an egg into the frying pan and watched it sizzle, humming to himself as he prepared breakfast for his wife and kids before they headed off to church that day. He walked back over to the fridge to grab some milk when he stumbled. He reached for the handle, pausing for a minute and feeling like something was off. It was like his mind and body were completely out of sync, and his movements were clumsy and uncoordinated.
Paul tripped on his way from the kitchen to the bedroom where his wife, Jessica, was still sleeping. As he woke her up, he realized he couldn’t talk. His words came out all garbled and slurred, but Jess immediately knew something was horribly wrong.
“For some reason, my mind said he’s having a stroke,” she told us. “Even though he was only 44 years old.”