Stacey Yepes of Canada knew that something horrible was happening to her body. As it was happening, she had the presence of mind to pull over to the side of the road while driving and document what was happening.
According to the Canadian Broadcasting Corporation, Yepes, 49, was told in April (by her doctors) that she was experiencing numbness and slurring words was because of stress. Additionally, medical tests revealed there wasn’t anything physically wrong with her.
Following her doctor visit, the legal secretary tried her hardest to relax. Intuitively, Yepes knew that there was a deeper problem.
“I was pretty sure that the symptoms that I had experienced were due to a stroke,” she explained.
The symptoms returned one day while she was driving, which led to her creating the video featured here. As you’ll find out in the video above, she took this video to a second doctor, who diagnosed her as having a transient ischemic attack (TIA). Sometimes referred to as a “mini-stroke” a TIA can mimic stroke-like symptoms. “These symptoms appear and last less than 24 hours before disappearing. While TIAs generally do not cause permanent brain damage, they are a serious warning sign that a stroke may happen in the future and should not be ignored.”
You can view an interview with Yepes above from Inside Edition, and view her YouTube video below.