A young couple originally from Ontario who now live in central Newfoundland are thankful for the support of the community following a devastating health scare this week.
On Sunday, 27-year-old Carly White of Carmanville complained to her newly-wed husband Nathanael of dizziness. It led to a headache, nausea and vomiting.
The next morning, Carly went to hospital in Gander while her husband, a paramedic, went on to work.
He says some time had passed when he received a call from dispatch to contact the hospital.
An MRI determined that she had suffered a stroke. Carly was very close to a brain hemorrhage that could have led to death had she not been rushed in for surgery.
Nathanael says today, his wife is doing better, and progressing well.
Yesterday, with the help of a team, she took her first steps, and is learning to speak again.
The couple is overwhelmed by the support of family and friends. Already a GoFundMe page started by friends has raised over $10,000 to help the couple during recovery.
In an interview with VOCM News, Carly called the support and love, “awesome.”
She says she’s starting over her life at 27 years of age, but is remaining positive and hopes to have children someday.