20 Year-Old Stroke Survivor!

An active 20-year-old college student suffered a stroke and she joins The Doctors to share about the warning signs.

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31 Comments

  1. pantyflash on November 17, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    Like, even though your brain was hosed, you’re awesome (and gorgeous). You go, girl!

  2. Kitty Neale on November 17, 2020 at 8:38 pm

    I had a stroke at 24 attending beauty school 6 years later and my left side is still affected

  3. Carmen J on November 17, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    In 2017 my 29 year old has a stroke due to AVM , because of its location no operation to fix it , they coiled it which didn’t kill it off , a year and half ago she had radiation… now we wait .. but life has change in so many negative ways .. we were given minimal information, we live in Canada , BC , it’s exactly what ambulance attendants told us to , she was to young , he lay down a paycheck

  4. Fernan Villegas on November 17, 2020 at 8:39 pm

    hi i am 2 years post stroke, at my therapy 1 week ago i met a 16 year old kid, male, had a stroke named philip. he could hardly walk and left hand close and still on a wheelchair. help please! inspire him

  5. Anonymous on November 17, 2020 at 8:43 pm

    That was so awkward when they zoomed in on the doctors while she was talking lol

  6. MrGHLover107 on November 17, 2020 at 8:46 pm

    This just proves that you could be the healthiest person in your school and be a top athlete but you still risk your life consuming animal products

  7. Renée Cunningham on November 17, 2020 at 8:47 pm

    At age 35, I had a Sub-Arachnoid Hemorrhage (SAH) stroke due to the same cause as Sarah, an Arterio-Venous Malformation (AVM). What she calls "migraine" is actually the blood from the burst blood vessels causing excessive pressure in your brain.

  8. Emily Vieyra on November 17, 2020 at 8:52 pm

    I had a hemorrhagic stroke at age 23.

  9. Andrea Jimenez on November 17, 2020 at 8:55 pm

    I had a stroke over the weekend due to extreme blood pressure levels. I am only 32 years old. I still can’t see straight or think straight. I’m not even sure if that is normal. My doctors have been neglegant, and others have been as well. I’m scared to death and don’t really know what to do or where to start.

  10. Meg on November 17, 2020 at 8:57 pm

    I suffered a stroke last year when I was 32. Thank goodness for the triage nurses and listening to me. I knew for some reason that I was suffering a stroke. Unfortunately I still do not know the exact cause of mine. PFO or birth control.

  11. Katie Evelyn on November 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    I had a stroke at 23 and also was miss diagnosed and find out a year later… They told me they have no idea what caused the stroke only that my inner right corrid artery was blocked and inoperable

  12. Eduardo Chavez on November 17, 2020 at 9:00 pm

    She’s had a stroke and still looks better than me

  13. Nina K on November 17, 2020 at 9:01 pm

    I had a stroke last year may and im 29 yrs old and i lost my speech and at the time of the stroke couldnt feel my right arm and leg but after having almost what seemed alot like a seizure my body was fine but i couldnt speak couldnt even say yes or no. Went hospital and found out i have a blood clot in my brain. On lifetime medication now on blood thinners. The recovery doesnt really fully end. I still forget things and when im nervous i repeat myself or mix up my words. Its very scary. Im happy im alive now and valuing life more than ever im happy i will be there to see my two year old daughter grow.

  14. Rachael Sunshine on November 17, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    Is it just me or do the white chairs spell die at 0.24 seconds on this video. I feel so sorry for anyone who has a stroke or a loved on affected by one. We know first hand how horrible they are.

  15. David Barban on November 17, 2020 at 9:05 pm

    I had two haemmorragic strokes at the age of 4 and half in 1969 in Burbank, California.. Since then, I am physically handicapped on the right side.(. I had two aneurysms then. I am now living alone and make the best of it since I am 20 years old. I work. I am 54 years old. Good luck, David

  16. CerddWen on November 17, 2020 at 9:06 pm

    The triage nurse sounds like my GP! When I was 23 I had slurred speech, numbness in my face and down one side of my body etc but nothing was done! I’m in the UK and we have a free healthcare, which used to be great, but now is over subscribed and badly run! Glad this beautiful young lady is alive and recovered – long may her recovery continue!

  17. Sherri Tucker on November 17, 2020 at 9:10 pm

    I was told last month by an ER that they did not know what was wrong then 2 days ago got told that last month I did have a stroke some hospital do not care about the people whop come through their doors

  18. Janice Carroll on November 17, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    unfortunately when I was in hospital last July , a 25 year old woman in the bed next to me had a stroke due to toxic shock syndrome. She was in very bad shape for a few days . She couldn’t speak or sit up etc. When I was discharged a few days later , she was eating , speaking and had full cognition. She was very lucky.

  19. pete clarke on November 17, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Any female on here who had a stroke looking for a serious relationship? I’m In south Florida. West palm beach area.

  20. Anna on November 17, 2020 at 9:12 pm

    Yeah I went to the ER for severe abdominal pain, and after my CT my radiologist who did the CT gave the OK to discharge me. And now I’m scheduling to get a total abdominal colectomy. And my GI specialist who saw the CT scan results said it was very clear that I needed medical attention and should’ve stayed in the hospital.

    So I get how upset Dr.Travis was about the triage nurse.

  21. Annaliza Corro on November 17, 2020 at 9:17 pm

    I had stroke at 49. Now it is 2yrs. Maybe talk to me how you recover. Its hard for me. My right arm and right feet is paralysed. But now my right foot walked. how I moved my right hand its not working. Please help me. My email annalizacorro1416@gmail.com

  22. LoveChezzabella on November 17, 2020 at 9:18 pm

    I had a stroke when I was 18. I’m 20 now. Thankfully I recovered without any long term injuries. But still after many many MANY tests and MRIs doctors still don’t know why that happened to me so I may never know…

  23. Nathan Faust on November 17, 2020 at 9:21 pm

    I had a stroke 2 years ago, I didn’t find out until over a week later that it was a stroke I had, I had 1 symptom, repeat symptom of a stroke. I had the stroke April 3, 2016, I had a temp job that morning, I woke up and thought that I had had a really weird and strange dream. But then i had a hard time walking straight, I had to have my hand on my wall to get to where I was going. I don’t think that I had any other symptom other then my walking, so I just went to the temp job and worked all day. After I got off I went home and took it easy. Monday I didn’t do much either, didn’t feel too good but didn’t think too much of that. By Tuesday I was so sick I had to go to the ER at the VA hospital. the Dr there thought it was just the flu and said to take it easy and don’t do much, so I went home and took it easy. Wednesday I still felt sick so i went back to the ER with my parents this time and same dr, same "Oh don’t worry just drink more water and let it take it’s course,’ but I couldn’t keep water down, I kept throwing up everything I ate or swallowed. he gave me some suppositories. And went home with my parents then and stayed with them. By Saturday I still couldn’t walk very well and needed my moms walker to get around. Then my mom called a nurse and she said to check my blood pressure and it was 180 over 140 and the nurse said to go to the ER right away, so we did. The DR at the ER said that I had been to the ER 3 times since Tuesday, and that they could admit me to the hospital to figure out what was wrong with me. I said yes to being admitted to the VA hospital. That was late Saturday night. Then Monday I had a cat scan that didn’t show anything wrong. but the neurologist said that she still thought that I had had a stroke and I had another cat scan but with dye this time. You could see one blood vessel going up the back of my neck but not the other one, so that’s when I found out that it really was a stroke that I had a full week after I had it. I worked really hard in physical rehab and now I live on my own again and do almost everything myself. I could be so much worse then I am, my balance and equilibrium are off a little, worse then what it was after I went through rehab. After a stroke your recovery is every single day the rest of your life. After your stroke you will never be the same again. The life you had before you stroke is dead and over. And you have a new life and a new reality that you now have to live in. You have a choice to make after your stroke, are you going to work as hard as you can to get back as much as you can to get back your former self or not? You recover from a stroke everyday the rest of your life. There is not a day that you can take it easy and be lazy, if you do that then soon you will not be able to do what you were able to do in your recovery. You pretty much have to work hard every day the rest of your life. Some people who work as hard as they’ve ever worked in their lives and they still won’t recover much of what they could do before their stroke, they had a stroke in the wrong place and the wrong time, but that’s just the way strokes are. Every stroke is different, every stroke victim is different, every stroke recovery is different. You can never put a stroke victim in a box and tell them what they will or won’t be able to do in their recovery. I was in a nursing home for veterans and their spouses and March 2, 2017 I moved back to the place I had before my stroke , my family wasn’t sure if I could take care of myself then, but I knew I could.

  24. Beautiful Butterfly on November 17, 2020 at 9:22 pm

    i had an ischemic stroke at age 35

  25. Stephanie 918 on November 17, 2020 at 9:27 pm

    I had a stroke in 2013 at the age of 23 and still have problems with my left side

  26. MrGHLover107 on November 17, 2020 at 9:28 pm

    bad diet and high amounts of stress doesnt matter how young you are as an adult.

  27. Ms. Vicky on November 17, 2020 at 9:29 pm

    I had a stroke at age six. True words.

  28. Jodie on November 17, 2020 at 9:30 pm

    My friend is now 25. She’s had two strokes, one at 19 and one at 22. She had brain surgeries both times. The cause of her strokes are still unknown.

  29. John Humphrys on November 17, 2020 at 9:31 pm

    So she had two insedences of a stroke. What mini stroke with no brain mater died ? I know of two people that had miner mini strokes why would they make a big deal tell evety person they know they had stroke. They not 0need recovery they not looseall kinds of people . my two diferant docters i had were not all that up on stroke stuff . ya they good at percribing the useal post stroke meds . they not know or care what causes strokes ? There meds do any funtional any thing . ? Ohnwell theres

  30. Aranlex on November 17, 2020 at 9:32 pm

    I had a stroke in 2000 at 30. I have still have weakness in the left arm, my speech is different and memory problems as well..but im still alive! thank God.

  31. Aoife Grieve on November 17, 2020 at 9:36 pm

    This reminds me of my mum, she had a stroke as a result of an AVM at age 26

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