Purple Heart recipient survives near fatal stroke

May 22, 2018
For 47-year-old, double-Purple Heart recipient, Floyd “Tom” Garrett, who suffers from Gulf War Syndrome, PTSD, and most recently, a near fatal stoke, there have been three great hands dealt him that make him keep fighting: his wife, Brigitte, his two sons, 13 and 15, and Tallahassee Memorial HealthCare’s Stroke Center and doctors Adam Oliver, Bayard Miller, and Gian-Carlo Giove.

The last of five children, Garrett grew up in Williamsburg, Virginia, where on the family’s tiny farm they raised “pigs, geese, and chickens.” With a move to Florida, Garrett, a hefty, six-and-a-half-footer, became a high school athlete, involved in every sport from football to track.

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