By Tracy Perlman

MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) — A 25-year-old woman is sharing her story after a suffering from a life-threatening condition that affects one in three women.

“They said it was very bad,” said Ann Anderson about her daughter, Jaime. “And as a matter of fact, they used the word — they said it was a fatal stroke.”

Last fall, Jaime Anderson suffered a stroke. Facts say 90 percent of women have one or more risk factors of developing heart disease.

Jaime had none of the typical symptoms or risk factors. After the emergency surgeries, she’s now relearning how to be independent through extensive rehabilitation at the Courage Center.

“I just keep trying to go forward,” she said. “I know it’s not fair — someone at 25 shouldn’t have a stroke. But if I sat at home and felt sorry for myself, I would never get anything done.”

There’s a fundraiser on Saturday to help fund Jaime’s tuition for the Courage Center’s ABLE program.

Click here to find out more about the fundraiser.


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