Holly Pechman is still recovering from a stroke three years ago By Riham Feshir Rivertown Multimedia It’s summer of 2011 and life is good for a typical Rosemount couple with a 2-year-old daughter and two dogs. But one July night wasn’t so typical for Holly and Nick Pechman. The two woke up to Holly, 32 at the time, in severe pain before she passed out from what turned out to be a spontaneous stroke — no previous health problems, no warning signs. Holly was fortunate to get medical help before things got even worse.
It’s scary enough for a bystander to witness a stranger going into cardiac arrest, let alone a son with his father. A Cottage Grove family was just getting home from a softball game between Park and Woodbury high schools when Tim Galloway began feeling chest pain. He didn’t think anything of it. He sat there on the couch ranting about his home team’s loss with his wife Lori and son Jesse. Suddenly the chest pains turned into something more and Tim went into cardiac arrest. Frantically running around trying to figure out what to do, Lori went to the kitchen to dial 911.