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Sep 4, 2018
Pam has a love for her family and loves to spend as much time with them as possible. Friday, July 13, 2018 was one of those nights. It was our town celebration Blue Earth Giant Days. Pam and Randy came into town to watch Gracelyn, her granddaughter, run in the 1 mike Sprout Run. She came to Blue Earth and cheered her on and talked with many friends in the meantime. After that, a bunch of us decided to go to the China Restaurant for supper to kill some time before the fireworks were to start. We ate and everything was completely normal. When we were done eating, we drove over to BEAHS and parked by the field goal post to wait for the fireworks. Pam jumped in Angela’s van, her daughter, and was talking to Angela and Gracelyn when she stated she had to use the restroom. Since the play was going on, she snuck into the school bathroom and walked back to Angela’s van. While almost back to Angela’s van, Angela notice she was kind of walking sluggish and dragging her feet. When she got in the van, she was sweating and couldn’t talk. Angela asked her if she was feeling okay and she couldn’t respond. Angela then asked her a few other questions like what her name was and she still couldn’t respond. At that time, Angela ran to another vehicle where Randy, her husband, had been talking with a friend and asked him to come over and check on Pam because she was not ‘right’. When he got over there, he asked her a few questions on which she still couldn’t respond. He then asked her to smile and she could only use half her face. At that time we decided she was having a stroke and got out of there ASAP and got her to the hospital. After some tests and an CT scan, it was determined that she had bleeding in the left side of her brain that was causing right side paralysis. They got ahold of a dr from Abbott who could acess her over a video conference call and was able to get a helicopter on their way.