On November 3rd, around 7 pm, my fiancé, soon to be husband, Stephen, had gone to the gym like he had done hundreds of times in the past. While leveling the gym's parking lot, he had a stroke; going unconscious, he drove into a wall. The police were called by a passer-by, fearing he was having a seizure. Once the police arrived, they humiliated my fiancé, making fun of his state. Stephen was confused and did not understand what was happening to him. He was arrested under the unsupported suspicion that he was under the influence; the officers did not give my fiancé any medical assistance. Once taken to jail, they did a urine test to see if he had taken anything, the test was sent out for analysis. While in custody, he was deprived of water when asked and was treated unkindly. I was Called soon after to pick Stephen up and immediately rushed him to the hospital where he was also tested for drugs, which all came up negative. The Doctors concluded that Stephen had suffered from a TIA/Mini stroke. (Often called a ministroke, a transient ischemic attack may be a warning. About 1 in 3 people who has a transient ischemic attack will eventually have a stroke, with about half occurring within a year after the transient ischemic attack. A transient ischemic attack can serve as both a warning of a future stroke and an opportunity to prevent it.)
Stephen was charged and has a court date to appear in December. Speaking with lawyers, it seems this will be a long fight due to Covid and the way the court system is set up right now.
Stephen is currently in and out of the doctors seeing Neurologists and being monitored to ensure that this does not happen again. The bills are piling up, and with my deployment coming, I will be leaving Stephen for a year in a couple of months and am extremely worried about his health in my absence. Right now, his vehicle is damaged, which needs to be repaired; we have medical bills and lawyer fees that are all becoming very overwhelmed on top of preparing for my absence for this deployment. Any help given would be highly appreciated; thank you all who have given the time to help. Please keep us in your prayers.
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