Woman saves her partner's life from 22,500 km away: How a long-distance phone call revealed a 31-year-old man's potentially deadly disorder
- Woman saved her partner's life from 22,500 km while having a stroke
- Madisen Trudell called her partner in Brisbane while she was in the United States
- She noticed that Joseph was blurring his words, so she called her friend for help
- Her quick thinking saved his life when Joseph turned out to have a stroke
A woman saved her partner's life from 22,500 miles away after she realized he had a stroke while on a long-distance call.
Madisen Trudell called her partner Joseph in Brisbane from the US when she noticed that he did not appear normal.
Ms. Trudell noted that the healthy 31-year-old slammed his speech and mixed his words, quickly calling a friend who was rushing to be by his side.
Madisen Trudell phoned her partner Joseph (pictured together) in Brisbane from the US when she noticed that he did not appear normal
Ms. Trudell noted that the healthy 31-year-old slammed his speech and mixed his words, so she decided to act quickly by calling a friend who called Triple Zero
According to the Courier Mail, Joseph had a stroke and it was the quick thinking of his partner that saved his life.
While on the phone with her partner, Trudell became concerned as Joseph's words became obscure.
"I held Joseph on the speakerphone while I contacted him for help," she said.
& # 39; He seemed scared and realized something was wrong, but didn't know what it was. & # 39;
She managed to contact a friend who called emergency services and rushed to Joseph's side to stay with him and support him.
He was rushed to the hospital to have a blood clot recovery procedure that saved his life and avoided serious neurological damage.
Ms. Trudell said it was a coincidence that she knew what the warning signs were.
"I passed a big sign every day on my way to work warning of stroke symptoms and somehow the information just got to me," she said.
Joseph suffered a stroke and it was the quick thinking of his partner that saved his life
While Joseph lost all feeling in the right side of his body, Mrs. Trudell's quick thinking prevented him from a worse outcome.
After spending time in rehabilitation, he has learned to walk again with the support of his partner.
Mrs. Trudell was told that the timing was critical to avoid further damage to Joseph's brain.
Despite Joseph being just 31-years-old and perfectly healthy, the number of young people who have strokes in Australia is alarming.
Although Joseph was just 31 years old and perfectly healthy, the number of stroke patients in Australia is alarming
According to the Stroke Foundation, stroke is one of Australia's biggest killers and a leading cause of disability.
Across the country, there are currently 142,500 Australian stroke survivors of working age, with 30 percent of strokes happening to people under 35.
The Stroke Foundation warns that stroke can be avoided if lifestyle factors change, such as being overweight, drinking too much alcohol and smoking.
Experts warn about the best ways to read signals of a stroke using the FAST method – face, arms, speech, time.
If the face is drooping, the arms feel weak and the speech is blurry or difficult, experts call for emergency services.