Humans of Hamden

Jean Hill, 68 years old


“I walk every day because I had a stroke recently. I try to keep my leg going. I love being outside and noticing all the flowers now for spring. There’s everything here, pretty much. Even though it’s a big town, it still has its small town aspects. Two strokes and a heart attack. I woke up in the middle of the night to go to the bathroom and I fell on the floor because my leg didn’t work. Luckily there’s an elevator in the building. So I dragged myself downstairs and had the security guard call the ambulance. It was scary because I couldn’t speak right, but I got my speech back and I’m walking better. I’ve been through big things before, so it was just one more thing. Yeah, I’m tough, I get that from my Dad. I have good memories, that’s the good thing you know.”