Massive Stroke Survivor Finds Happiness Meet Cindy Lam Walker

Written and Photographed by: Douglas Simmons

Videographer & Editor-In-Chief, Jannah Bolds: The Bold Opinion

May 11, 2021 AT 9:00 AM


I had the pleasure of meeting Cindy Lam Walker a couple years ago while volunteering for the National Association of Asian American Professionals (NAAAP) convention in Chicago. The very next year, we were both asked to assist with the Atlanta convention, where I met her husband Scott Walker. A couple of things I remember about Cindy is that she is soft spoken and a very hard worker. The last encounter I had with Cindy and Scott was at a 2019 Chopstix for Charity event. This is when I learned she had recently suffered an aneurysm leading to a stroke. In January 2020, I wanted to highlight an Asian American professional woman to spotlight for Asian American and Pacific Islander Heritage Month. Kim Tong, with NAAAP, advised me to interview Cindy and she and Scott agreed to it.  

I could not have been more thrilled about given the chance to share Cindy's story. While preparing for our session, I mentioned to Cindy that I wanted her to share more of her background, i.e. her youth, her professional life, the stroke, her thoughts on recent hate crimes, and how she is living life today. If you haven't been inspired in awhile, here is a story you don't want to miss! 

Click Here to see: Session 1

Click Here to see: Session 2


Here are some additional photos of Cindy and some video's of her therapy. 

At Emory Decatur Hospital: Cindy's first steps after March 19, 2019 aneurysm (June 26, 2019)

More physical therapy (July 3, 2019)

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