On Friday, May 12, 2000, at approximately 8:12 a.m., the symptoms began with a severe headache. [When] the pain spread into my neck, I became very aware that there was a good possibility that I was having a stroke. I called for an ambulance. As the pain intensified, a strange calm came over me, which allowed me to recall self-healing techniques taught by Master Co. While the excruciating pain made it most difficult to concentrate, it did not make it impossible to make a conscious decision to ask for and seek divine intervention.