Meet The Young Stroke Survivor From Athlone

Written 7 months ago by Angel Croitor


Carrie Minagh, now 37 years old, had her life turned upside down on May 28th, 2014.

“It was a normal day – I went into Supermacs and I got a sudden pain in my head – that was the start of it.”

After a seering headache in the middle of the fast food restaurant her mother suggested that she take some rest. In the meanwhile she had trouble sleeping well for the past three or four years.

“I didn’t go because I was going to meet Joanne for a walk – I got up and my head was so bad. Whatever way mammy looked at me – she goes ‘oh my god I think you need to go to Ballinasloe’.”

She was put into the car by her mother and only recollects going halfway up the road. For the next five and a half weeks later – she cannot recollect a single thing during that time.

“She ran in to the doctor – when he came out and looked at me he said I had a bleed in my head because my face had dropped.”

That was in 2014.

Fast forward four years later and Carrie Minagh lives to tell the tale of her recovery on Midlands Today with Will Faulkner in full up above.