This week a sorority sister of mine suddenly passed away from a stroke at 34 years old. I was shocked and confused when I heard the news because young, otherwise healthy, women don’t get strokes….right? While reading the sad news of her passing, I came across an article that struck me. This article states that migraines with aura may be a “hidden factor” or put women at a higher risk. Although Katie’s story is not about having migraines and her stroke is suspected to have happened from a fall, I thought this article was worth sharing. Knowledge is power and hopefully Katie’s story can help teach many about the risks of stroke and the seriousness of the symptoms that precede it. She is yet another reminder to live each day the best you can and cherish each moment because life can change in an instant.
- self.com written by Nina Bahadur (2016)
If you suspect signs of a stroke seek medical attention immediately. There are many other resources about migraines and strokes on the internet that may share more light on this subject, here are two.
- migraine.newlifeoutlook.com written by Alyssa Winegarden (2015)
- migraine.com written by Sarah Hackley (2014)