Stacey Yepes was driving home from work when she felt the left side of her body go suddenly numb and begin to tingle.
She immediately pulled over, took out her phone and began recording the symptoms as they unfolded.
“I just needed to be able to show someone what was happening to me,” Ms Yepes told
The video, which shows Ms Yepes describing facial paralysis and numbness to losing coordination of her hands, subsequently garnered hundreds of thousands of views online, and was even adopted by one hospital as an educational resource.
Ms Yepes said she believes the video has “made a difference” in the lives of many viewers.
“Since sharing my stroke selfie video, three of my personal friends told me about someone they personally knew went to the hospital and received treatment for their stroke symptoms because of seeing my video,” Ms Yepes said.
“I have also received messages on social media …