Surviving stroke: Javonya Hendon lost her child, then her speech

May 28, 2018

We’ve all experienced moments of sadness that have left us speechless.

For Javonya Hendon, 28, enduring the sudden loss of her newborn child left her at a total loss for words. Two days later, she still had trouble communicating, but now her speech was unusually strange. A slur and an overcoming feeling of weakness took over the entire left side of her body until it went numb.

What she thought were symptoms of a broken heart was actually a stroke.

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