Steffani Harris -a mother of three young children- has limited vision these days. However, she's happy to live through a blur, because at least she has an opportunity to watch her kids grow up.
“From what they told me…I probably would have died,” Steffani Harris told CBS 47.
Steffani Harris had a brain aneurysm rupture. Fortunately, doctors were able to treat her right away. As for how her life was saved, we go back three weeks to a Chevron gas station.
Steffani and her six year old daughter Natalee stopped off to air up the tires on her car. As Steffani crouched down to inflate one of them, a sudden strange feeling caused her to drop the hose.
“When I stood up, it was almost indescribable the pain that went in my head,” Harris said.
Luckily, Harris’ car door was open, so she climbed in and sat down. She was too weak to reach for her phone, so she turned to Natalee for help.
“I just told Natalee ‘I think something is wrong with mommy. I have a really bad headache and I feel like I'm going to pass out,’” Steffani Harris said.
Natalee quickly made her way into the convenience store and explained the situation to the clerk.
“He helped me call 911,” the young girl said.
Paramedics rushed Natalee’s mom to CRMC.
After a CT scan, Steffani was driven three hours north to
“I've never, ever seen medical care the way it was conducted with me…it was just amazing,” Steffani Harris said.
The facility’s chief neurologist presented Natalee with a certificate of bravery. The award is so powerful, Natalee has decided on a career change.
“I was thinking of being a teacher, but then this happened and I was like, I should be a doctor,” Natalee Harris told CBS47.
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