Multiple stroke survivor celebrates life at dragon boat races

Global News

Watch above: Multiple stroke survivor Christi Hergott shares her story at the Saskatoon Dragon Boat Festival on Saturday. Amber Rockliffe reports.

SASKATOON – At the age of 22, Christi Hergott had three strokes within seven months. Her first stroke lasted for hours.

“A headache woke me up, not a big deal, so I went to get some Tylenol and water and went back to bed,” she said.

“I got up, had no use of my body, was very disoriented.”

After trying to do tasks throughout the day, she lost feeling in her left hand in the evening, and decided to phone her friend, who took her to hospital.

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After her strokes, Hergott said she fought to do the everyday things many take for granted.

“To this day, I have blood muscle loss, my foot doesn’t work all the…

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