This case involves an eighty-three-year-old female patient with a past medical history of hypertension, diabetes, and elevated cholesterol. The patient was rushed to a major medical center after awakening in the morning with left-sided facial numbness, facial drooping, and total paralysis on the left side of the body. The patient was rushed to the hospital within twenty minutes of developing the symptoms but a stroke code was not called until after the patient arrived at the medical facility. It took over two hours before a neurologist fully examined the patient and the determination to use tPA was decided against due to an unknown exact time of when the stroke symptoms manifested. The patient never recovered any motor function on the left side and has severe difficulty speaking.