Louis Fowler Stroke Recovery Fundraiser
On Sunday, February 6th, our dear friend Louis Fowler – TLO's long-time food writer and culture critic – suffered a very serious stroke at his home in Oklahoma City.
After about a week in the ICU, Louis has now been moved to a stabilization unit at OUHSC and is facing a long and difficult road to recovery. As with the hemorrhagic stroke that nearly killed him in 2018, there's some good news and bad news to report.
The Good News: Louis is cognizant and aware of his surroundings, and – at least for now – the ultra life-threatening phase of the stroke appears to have passed. He seems in good enough spirits and is ready to embark on the road to recovery.
The Bad News: The stroke occurred in the pons region of Louis's brain. He has extremely limited movement on the right side of his body, and outside of mustering up a few monotone words and syllables, can't really speak. He also can't text or write. The timetable on when, or even if, Louis will fully recover is unknown. He'll have to undergo intense therapy to gain back his movement and speech. From what I've gathered, there is a risk that Louis may need long-term care, but right now it's simply too early to tell.
Obviously, Louis can use all the financial and emotional support he can during this difficult time. Whether it's to help him pay hospital bills, rehabilitation expenses, or simply lift his spirits, please consider donating today.
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