Sign to support people living with stroke

A stroke can happen to anyone, anytime.

24-year-old Courtney was at her parents' home in Winnipeg. Her sister left the room, returned just seconds later, and found Courtney on the floor experiencing a seizure.

It can happen that quickly.

She had experienced a superior sagittal venous thrombosis, a rare type of stroke, with a large blood clot and bleeding in her brain. Courtney's brain was dangerously swollen, and doctors had to temporarily remove a piece of her skull to relieve the pressure.

Courtney's recovery was demanding, physically and mentally. She had to relearn how to walk and think, but has come to terms with her changing priorities. She's now a crisis line counsellor and coaches crisis line volunteers.

Courtney still lives with epilepsy and has the occasional seizure but is otherwise back to pre-stroke health. "Life is so short and fragile." she says.

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