For two Tallahassee men, FAST action saved the day

May 03, 2017

Roy D. “Dozier” Johnson and Bob Earl are two Tallahassee men who each survived a stroke. Both feel lucky to be able to share their stories.

Johnson, who is 80, was a math and physics graduate of Florida State. He had worked with Wernher von Braun at the Marshall Space Flight facility in Huntsville, Alabama, on the first spacecraft to the moon and later was director of the Data Center for the Florida Legislature.

Before running was fashionable, the rail-thin Johnson ran. He played softball, avoided smoking and alcohol, and he kept stress to a minimum alongside his loving wife, Joy.

Yet in the 1980s, there had been bouts of colon cancer – twice treated and twice “recovered completely.”