Royalty Butler sat on her bed to talk with her fiancé about buying her spunky four-year-old daughter a hula hoop. Suddenly, she heard a pop and felt a sharp pain above her ear. She attempted to stand but crumbled to the floor, her right side completely paralyzed. Royalty didn’t know it yet, but the 33-year-old mother of two had a stroke, a condition that causes one in every 20 deaths in the United States.
“What’s wrong with mommy,” her daughter asked. She could hear her but couldn’t speak. Her fiancé knew he had to act fast. Hear her story: