Stroke victim found by daughter’s bus drivers says his paralysis disappeared


Ronnie Edwards

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LIMESTONE COUNTY, Ala. - We told you a story back in May about twin bus drivers who helped save a man's life when they went to drop off his special-needs daughter, and he wasn't there to pick her up at the end of the driveway.

When the bus drivers walked the little girl to the house, they found her father, Ronnie Edwards, had a stroke in his living room. He was taken to the hospital where he was unconscious for three weeks.

He suffered from paralysis, but on Thursday, he says the unthinkable happened.

Just four months ago, Ronnie Edwards woke up in a hospital bed. "I kept trying to move my arm and I couldn't even get it up off the bed," said Edwards.

He'd had a sudden stroke that left his left arm and hand with zero feeling. “After my stroke, all I could think about was my kids," said Edwards.

Edwards stayed home with his kids every day while his wife worked. He was now left nearly helpless, unable to take care of them or himself. "I couldn't do anything, I had problems eating, I couldn't write,"​ said Edwards. "It would just either hang down or I'd have to do this."

But on Thursday morning, he says he experienced nothing short of a miracle when he woke up.

"I just started doing stuff and I was like hey, I'm using my arm," said Edwards. "I thought I'd be gradual, that I'd notice something different every day, but it wasn't."

Now, Edwards isn't as worried about his future with his kids. "They're going through that stage, Tyler, he plays football now," said Edwards. "I was worried I'd never be able to throw a football with him again."

But now, with just a little more healing, he will be able to. "I couldn't raise my arm, and I couldn't close my fist yesterday, but I can today,"​ said Edwards. "It's amazing. God is good."

Edwards says he believes if the two bus drivers hadn't found him as quickly as they did, that he may not have regained that feeling in his arm. He says he still sees the drivers daily, and thanks them often.

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