When retired school teacher, Judith Drude, started ringing in her New Year in 2012 she had no idea what was right around the corner.
All Stories for Long Beach Memorial
For being the No. 1 cause of long-term disability, and the No.
Sudden numbness of the face. Confusion. Trouble speaking. Loss of balance. As Linda Campa was learning about these stroke symptoms in a job orientation, she lost vision in her left eye.
The life of Rachel Course mirrors that of many other women her age.
Two jobs, 12-hour shifts, five-to-six days a week, this was the life of Marilyn Mecija for many years.