All over the world, many school and work programs have moved from meeting in-person to meeting virtually online. But being online doesn't stop tragedies from happening. On one particular video session, divine intervention saves a woman having a stroke during a Zoom call.
A lot of people communicate through programs like Zoom where video calls allow participants to hear and see one another while still maintaining their physical distance.
Dorothy Farris found her life saved on July 30. During a weekly phone call between friends via Zoom, something unexpected happened to her – she had a stroke. The incident caught her and her friends by surprise.
One moment Dorothy was speaking normally, then her speech began to slur. Suddenly, she slumped over. This happened right in the middle of her call with her four friends.
"We normally end our calls at 6 o'clock on the dot. For some unknown reason - I'd like to think it was divine intervention - that we extended this call to 6:16 that night and that's when the symptoms first appeared," Pam Barclay, one of the friends, commented.
Divine Intervention Saves Woman Having Stroke
Each of the women was taking turns sharing stories about how they met their husbands. Dorothy was the last one to share. The stroke occurred as she shared.
"Dorothy was the last one," Rita Plantamura, another friend, said. "So we just said ‘Dorothy, OK your turn. How did you meet Bill?' and there was just silence. She started slurring her words and slumping over."
"Intuitively, everybody just knew what role to take, to call 911, to call her husband, to stay on the Zoom with her," her friend Miki Jordan Emenhiser said.
One of her friends, Valerie Ryan prayed for her in that moment.
Paramedics arrived and transported Dorothy to Torrance Memorial Medical Center. There, doctors discovered a clot as the cause of the stroke. Dorothy successfully recovered after an emergency surgery, giving her back her ability to speak and move her limbs.
"I refer to myself as the miracle child," Dorothy shared after recovering. "It took four splendid friends that saved my life and I don't know how you thank people who do that."
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