And she's on a mission to teach others about the risks.
Aqualyn had a stroke- and she was only nineteen.
A stroke occurs when a blood vessel to the brain is blocked by a blood. With lack of oxygen, that part of the brain becomes damaged or dies.
Cardiologist Winston Gandy says advances in technology may be responsible for identifying a larger number of them.
For some cases, cardiovascular disease may be to blame.
Race and heredity can't be changed, but lifestyle choices can be controlled.
It was after Aqualyn's stroke that she learned that the paternal side of her family all died from strokes. She encourages everyone to know their family history and share that with the younger people.