For TV veteran Secily Wilson, exhaustion was nothing new. As a morning news anchor and reporter, she was accustomed to early wake-up calls. She was also a single mother to two daughters, so headaches and fatigue were hardly unexpected.
Even as her symptoms worsened, she didn’t take them seriously. Then came the morning, she’ll never forget — when she had stroke live on air.
Secily explains why she ignored the signs for so long and what she learned about just saying no to stress in her life.
Find out what she wants everyone, in particular women, about heart disease and the symptoms you may be missing that are warning you of something bigger ahead.
According to the American Stroke Association, the key F.A.S.T. signs to watch for are:
The T is for TIME, because if you think someone may be having a stroke, time is of the essence when it comes to calling for emergency services.
After you watch this story, click here to read our Growing Bolder Magazine cover story on Secily to learn much more about her stroke recovery and how she’s discovered the joys of a healthy life.