DETROIT (WWJ) – A life-threatening health scare prompted a metro Detroit mom to make a drastic change.
Sherri Lindsay (see after above, and before, below) told WWJ Health Reporter Sean Lee she was once a typical wife and hockey mom, busy taking care of her family, and putting everyone else’s needs first.READ MORE: AAA Michigan Highlights Charles E. Allen's Contributions To The Community
Her blood pressure started creeping up, she developed diabetes and the extra pounds kept piling on.
Finally — at age 49 and 270 pounds — Lindsay got the ultimate wake-up call: She had a stroke.
“We went right down to the hospital, and as soon as we got there, you know, my blood pressure was 240 over 180 when I arrived,” she said. “And the nurse at the time said, ‘Oh, your vision will come back after your blood pressure is normal.’ But after they did some tests they said, ‘Nope; you had a stroke.'”READ MORE: 22 People Charged With Operating Drug Pipeline From Detroit To North Dakota
Three days after her stroke, Sherri joined a gym, started walking and completely changed her diet.
She lost 130 pounds and got her blood sugar and blood pressure under control.
The American Heart Association will honor Sherri with its Lifestyle Change Award at the 2014 Detroit Heart Walk on Saturday, May 3, at Ford Field. It’s open to the public.MORE NEWS: Michigan Grocery Workers Upset They're Not Included In Next Round Of Vaccine Eligibility
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