A news anchor for the Tulsa, Oklahoma NBC news affiliate KJRH said she suffered the "beginnings of a stroke" during a live broadcast on Saturday morning.
In a clip circulating online, news journalist Julie Chin could be seen having difficulty verbalizing as she was reading from the teleprompter about an event celebrating the launch of Artemis 1–the name of the system that would enable a planned uncrewed Moon-orbiting mission.
Sensing something was way off as she stumbled through her reporting, Chin tossed the segment over to the meteorologist and apologized to viewers.
You can see the clip shared by the Senior Executive at NBCUniversal, Mike Sington, here.
Julie Chin explained in a Facebook post that the episode came out of nowhere, and she broke down what she was experiencing during that frightening moment.
"I felt great before our show. However, over the course of several minutes during our newscast, things started to happen."
"First, I lost partial vision in one eye. A little bit later my hand and arm went numb."
"Then, I knew I was in big trouble when my mouth would not speak the words that were right in front of me on the teleprompter."
"If you were watching Saturday morning, you know how desperately I tried to steer the show forward, but the words just wouldn’t come."
Thanks to her team recognizing the possible emergency situation, they immediately called 911.
Chin went on to say she spent the last few days in the hospital where she had undergone "all sorts of tests."
"I’m thankful for the emergency responders and medical professionals who have shared their expertise, hearts, and smiles with me."
"My family, friends, and KJRH family have also covered me in love and covered my shifts."
"My Dad jokes this is the first extended period of time I’ve spent by myself since my son was born, and he’s right."
She assured viewers that everything was okay and that her tests "have all come back great."
"At this point, Doctors think I had the beginnings of a stroke, but not a full stroke."
"There are still lots of questions, and lots to follow up on, but the bottom line is I should be just fine."
The video prompted others to share their stroke-related experiences.
Chin shared with viewers that recognizing that someone suffering a stroke is not always obvious and that taking action is critical.
"This acronym helps identify the symptoms to look for:"
"BE FAST and then if needed, be fast and call 911."
"B.alance (Sudden loss of balance)E.yes (Sudden vision changes)"
"F.ace (Facial droop)"
"A.rms (One arm drifts downward)"
"S.peech (Slurred/confused speech)"
"T.ime & Terrible headache."
She thanked concerned viewers for their support to conclude her update.
Chin added that she would return to the desk in a few days to continue sharing more stories with the community she loves.