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HOME OWNERS CONTINUE TO BATTLE IT OUT TO SAVE THEIR PROPERTIES.

IT OUT TO SAVE THEIR PROPERTIES. >> ’S SHE KNOWN AS NURSE

>> ’S SHE KNOWN AS NURSE KNUCKLES AND SHES TEACHING THE

KNUCKLES AND SHES TEACHING THE NEXT GENERATION OF NURSES.

NEXT GENERATION OF NURSES. AND SHE SUDDENLY FOUND HERSELF

AND SHE SUDDENLY FOUND HERSELF AS THE PATIENT.

AS THE PATIENT. >> I DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS

>> I DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND I FELT MY LIFE

HAPPENING AND I FELT MY LIFE JUST SLIPPING AWAY.

JUST SLIPPING AWAY. >> JASON: TODAY IS NATIONAL WEAR

>> JASON: TODAY IS NATIONAL WEAR RED DAY TO RECOGNIZE WOMENS

RED DAY TO RECOGNIZE WOMENS CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH.

CARDIOVASCULAR HEALTH. >> KAREN: KIMBERLY IS HERE WITH

>> KAREN: KIMBERLY IS HERE WITH NURSE KNUCKLES AND WHAT EVERYONE

NURSE KNUCKLES AND WHAT EVERYONE CAN LEARN FROM HER.

CAN LEARN FROM HER. >> KIMBERLY: ITS AN INSPIRING

>> KIMBERLY: ITS AN INSPIRING STORY, NURSE KNUCKLES, DANIA

STORY, NURSE KNUCKLES, DANIA KNUCKLES, SHES A REGISTERED

KNUCKLES, SHES A REGISTERED YEAR FOR THE PAST 23 YEARS, A

YEAR FOR THE PAST 23 YEARS, A PH.D. STUDENT AND GRADUATE

PH.D. STUDENT AND GRADUATE TEACHING ASSISTANT AND ADVOCATE

TEACHING ASSISTANT AND ADVOCATE FOR THE AMERICAN HEART

FOR THE AMERICAN HEART ASSOCIATION.

ASSOCIATION. ITS A FULL, WONDERFUL LIFE THAT

ITS A FULL, WONDERFUL LIFE THAT SHES GRATEFUL TO STILL HAVE

SHES GRATEFUL TO STILL HAVE EACH AND EVERY DAY.

EACH AND EVERY DAY. >> AND CONTROL THE SPREAD OF

>> AND CONTROL THE SPREAD OF GERMS FROM HAND WASHING TO THE

GERMS FROM HAND WASHING TO THE USE OF PPE IS IMPORTANT.

USE OF PPE IS IMPORTANT. >> KIMBERLY: AT THE WAYNE STATE

>> KIMBERLY: AT THE WAYNE STATE COLLEGE OF NURSES, SHE TEACHES

COLLEGE OF NURSES, SHE TEACHES TOMORROWS NURSES TO TREAT THE

TOMORROWS NURSES TO TREAT THE PATIENT, MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT.

PATIENT, MIND, BODY AND SPIRIT. >> AN ALLERGIC REACTION--

>> AN ALLERGIC REACTION-- >> SHE WANTS THEM TO CARE FOR

>> SHE WANTS THEM TO CARE FOR THEMSELVES, TOO.

THEMSELVES, TOO. >> ITS BECOME MY PASSION AND MY

>> ITS BECOME MY PASSION AND MY PURPOSE IN LIFE.

PURPOSE IN LIFE. THIS IS WHAT I DO.

THIS IS WHAT I DO. I LOVE IT.

I LOVE IT. >> KIMBERLY: ITS A LIFE SHE

>> KIMBERLY: ITS A LIFE SHE LOVES EVEN MORE AFTER NEARLY

LOVES EVEN MORE AFTER NEARLY LOSING IT.

LOSING IT. >> ON NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014 I CAME

>> ON NOVEMBER 12TH, 2014 I CAME HOME FROM WORKING AS A NURSE AT

HOME FROM WORKING AS A NURSE AT CHILDRENS HOSPITAL.

CHILDRENS HOSPITAL. I WAS THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER WHO

I WAS THERE WITH MY DAUGHTER WHO WAS 11 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME.

WAS 11 YEARS OLD AT THE TIME. SUDDENLY MY VISION STARTED TO

SUDDENLY MY VISION STARTED TO CHANGE.

CHANGE. IT FELT AS IF MY EYES WERE

IT FELT AS IF MY EYES WERE ROLLING UP INTO MY HEAD.

ROLLING UP INTO MY HEAD. I DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS

I DIDNT UNDERSTAND WHAT WAS HAPPENING AND I FELT MY LIFE

HAPPENING AND I FELT MY LIFE JUST SLIPPING AWAY.

JUST SLIPPING AWAY. >> KIMBERLY: HER DAUGHTER CALLED

>> KIMBERLY: HER DAUGHTER CALLED 911 AND THEN HER MOTHER.

911 AND THEN HER MOTHER. >> I TOLD HER, MOM, I DONT KNOW

>> I TOLD HER, MOM, I DONT KNOW IF IM GOING TO DIE.

IF IM GOING TO DIE. IT WAS THAT SERIOUS.

IT WAS THAT SERIOUS. SO, AFTER THAT WORD, I DONT

SO, AFTER THAT WORD, I DONT REMEMBER ANYTHING ELSE.

REMEMBER ANYTHING ELSE. A PTLY I BLACKED OUT AND WHEN I

A PTLY I BLACKED OUT AND WHEN I DID AWAKEN, I WAS IN THE

DID AWAKEN, I WAS IN THE HOSPITAL AND THEY TOLD ME I HAD

HOSPITAL AND THEY TOLD ME I HAD A STROKE.

A STROKE. >> KIMBERLY: SHE WAS JUST 39

>> KIMBERLY: SHE WAS JUST 39 YEARS OLD.

YEARS OLD. >> OUT OF THE BLUE.

>> OUT OF THE BLUE. NO SIGNS, NO SYMPTOMS, DIDNT

NO SIGNS, NO SYMPTOMS, DIDNT HAVE ANY PRE-CURSERS FOR STROKE,

HAVE ANY PRE-CURSERS FOR STROKE, LIKE UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSION

LIKE UNCONTROLLED HYPERTENSION OR DIABETES.

OR DIABETES. >> KIMBERLY: TESTS REVEALED SHE

>> KIMBERLY: TESTS REVEALED SHE WAS BORN WITH A HOLE IN HER

WAS BORN WITH A HOLE IN HER HEART CALLED A PFO.

HEART CALLED A PFO. ABOUT 25% OF PEOPLE HAVE THIS

ABOUT 25% OF PEOPLE HAVE THIS DEFECT.

DEFECT. IN MOST, IT CAUSES NO PROBLEMS,

IN MOST, IT CAUSES NO PROBLEMS, BUT IT CAN RAISE THE RISK OF

BUT IT CAN RAISE THE RISK OF SUFFERING A STROKE.

SUFFERING A STROKE. SHE HAD SURGERY TO CLOSE THE

SHE HAD SURGERY TO CLOSE THE HOLE IN HER HEART.

HOLE IN HER HEART. HER RECOVERY NOTHING SHORT OF

HER RECOVERY NOTHING SHORT OF MIRACULOUS.

MIRACULOUS. >> THERE WAS A POINT WHERE I

>> THERE WAS A POINT WHERE I COULD NOT WALK, I COULD NOT

COULD NOT WALK, I COULD NOT TALK.

TALK. I WAS ACTUALLY BLIND AND MY FACE

I WAS ACTUALLY BLIND AND MY FACE DROOPED ON THE RIGHT SIDE.

DROOPED ON THE RIGHT SIDE. SO FOR ME TO COME BACK AND HAVE

SO FOR ME TO COME BACK AND HAVE NO REMNANTS AND IT BEING A PH.D.

NO REMNANTS AND IT BEING A PH.D. PROGRAM, AS RIGOROUS AS WAYNE

PROGRAM, AS RIGOROUS AS WAYNE STATE UNIVERSITY, IM REALLY

STATE UNIVERSITY, IM REALLY GRATEFUL.

GRATEFUL. >> KIMBERLY: SHE URGES OTHERS TO

>> KIMBERLY: SHE URGES OTHERS TO BE PROACTIVE ABOUT THEIR HEALTH

BE PROACTIVE ABOUT THEIR HEALTH AND IF YOU GET ANY WARNING

AND IF YOU GET ANY WARNING SIGNS, DO NOT IGNORE THEM.

SIGNS, DO NOT IGNORE THEM. >> WE TEND TO IGNORE THINGS.

>> WE TEND TO IGNORE THINGS. WELL SAY, OH, WELL DO IT LATER

WELL SAY, OH, WELL DO IT LATER BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MUCH TO DO

BECAUSE WE HAVE SO MUCH TO DO FOR SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE, WERE

FOR SO MANY OTHER PEOPLE, WERE USUALLY LAST ON THE TOTEM POLE

USUALLY LAST ON THE TOTEM POLE IF WE EVEN MAKE IT.

IF WE EVEN MAKE IT. SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH, ITS

SELF-CARE IS NOT SELFISH, ITS IMPORTANT.

IMPORTANT. ITS NECESSARY.

ITS NECESSARY. WOMEN, WE CARE FOR OTHERS, BUT

WOMEN, WE CARE FOR OTHERS, BUT WE NEED TO TAKE TIME TO CARE FOR

WE NEED TO TAKE TIME TO CARE FOR YOURSELF.

YOURSELF. LOVE YOURSELF IS THAT MANTRA TO

LOVE YOURSELF IS THAT MANTRA TO REMIND WOMEN, MEN AND EVERYBODY,

REMIND WOMEN, MEN AND EVERYBODY, LOVE YOURSELF.

LOVE YOURSELF. UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE.

UNDERSTAND WHAT YOU HAVE. BECAUSE IF YOU LOVE YOURSELF,

BECAUSE IF YOU LOVE YOURSELF, YOURE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF

YOURE GOING TO TAKE CARE OF YOURSELF.

YOURSELF. >> KIMBERLY: WHAT AN

>> KIMBERLY: WHAT AN INSPIRATION, RIGHT?

INSPIRATION, RIGHT? NURSE KNUCKLES HAS STARTED A

NURSE KNUCKLES HAS STARTED A NONPROFIT CALLED LOVE YOURSELF

NONPROFIT CALLED LOVE YOURSELF FOR LIFE TO HELP SPREAD THAT

FOR LIFE TO HELP SPREAD THAT MESSAGE AND THEYRE ACTUALLY

MESSAGE AND THEYRE ACTUALLY HOLDING A EVENT TONIGHT AND SHE

HOLDING A EVENT TONIGHT AND SHE OWNS KNUCKLES HEALTH SERVICES,

OWNS KNUCKLES HEALTH SERVICES, TEACHES CPR AND FIRST AID AND

TEACHES CPR AND FIRST AID AND SAFETY SKILLS INCLUDING THE

SAFETY SKILLS INCLUDING THE SKILLS THAT HER OWN DAUGHTER

SKILLS THAT HER OWN DAUGHTER USED TO SAVE HER LIFE.

USED TO SAVE HER LIFE. YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT BOTH ON

YOU CAN LEARN MORE ABOUT BOTH ON THE HEALTH WEB PAGE AT

THE HEALTH WEB PAGE AT CLICKONDETROIT.COM.

CLICKONDETROIT.COM. >> JASON: HOW CAN YOU FORGET HER

>> JASON: HOW CAN YOU FORGET HER WARNINGS OR--

WARNINGS OR-- >> OR HER NAME.

>> OR HER NAME. >> JASON: BECAUSE OF HER NAME.

>> JASON: BECAUSE OF HER NAME. >> KAREN: THANKS, KIM.

>> KAREN: THANKS, KIM. SO IMPORTANT TO LEARN THOSE

SO IMPORTANT TO LEARN THOSE SKILLS.

SKILLS. >> KIMBERLY: DEFINITELY.

>> KIMBERLY: DEFINITELY. >> KAREN: YOU CAN SHOW YOUR

>> KAREN: YOU CAN SHOW YOUR SUPPORT BY ATTENDING THE DETROIT

SUPPORT BY ATTENDING THE DETROIT WOMEN GO RED LUNCHEON.

WOMEN GO RED LUNCHEON. GOVERNOR WHITMER WILL DELIVER

GOVERNOR WHITMER WILL DELIVER THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND KIMBERLY

THE KEYNOTE ADDRESS AND KIMBERLY GILL IS GOING TO BE YOUR EMCEE.

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