Nearly a year ago, 40-year-old Michelle Gustilo-Smithson began a rigorous workout routine which consisted of cardio, strength training and weight lifting.
For being the No. 1 cause of long-term disability, and the No. 4 cause of death in the U.S., stroke - or brain attack - is often one of the most misunderstood diseases.
Sudden numbness of the face. Confusion. Trouble speaking. Loss of balance. As Linda Campa was learning about these stroke symptoms in a job orientation, she lost vision in her left eye.
New collaboration with UC Irvine Health Expands Capabilities in Stroke Care
She had survived her stroke, but her real journey was about to begin, because once she came to, she was unable to walk or talk.