Swedish Medical Center December 18, 2015

Mandy Banks stands with Dr. Hebb, Neurosurgeon at Swedish Medical Center

A stroke survivor’s story

Mandy Banks thanks the expert stroke team at Swedish Medical Center who saved her life

Months ago, a then 8-month-pregnant Mandy Banks had an awful headache that intensified into slurred speech. Banks realized that, at 28, she was having a stroke. Her medical team explains it as a hemorrhagic stroke in which a blood vessel popped in her brain.

Immediately, a C-section was performed to save her baby and right after surgery, an MRI confirmed Banks' popped blood vessel.

She was then airlifted from Rose Medical Center to sister hospital Swedish Medical Center where she underwent intense surgery.

Watch Mandy's story of survival and gratitude on Fox31

Learn more about the Comprehensive Stroke Center at Swedish Medical Center.