Patricia Gilbreath

Patricia Gilbreath, a 54-year-old assistant in the Bishop’s office of the Episcopal Diocese, woke one morning slurring her speech and unable to move her left side. Her son immediately drove her to the emergency department at Houston Methodist where it was determined she had suffered a stroke. After immediate care at the Eddy Scurlock Stroke Center, the team suggested Patricia enter a research study for ischemic stroke. A week later, her speech was back to normal and she could move her left side. Three months later, she returned to work and made the decision to reduce stress in her job and her life.

“The stroke put my priorities in order. I’m more aware of what makes me happy, and I have a closer walk with the Lord. Methodist is purely a place of miracles, and I am one of them.”

Learn more about signs and symptoms and how to prevent a stroke.