Rebecca Leigh Bio
Yoga Fanatic narrates how she suffered a stroke while doing a handstand.
Rebecca was born in 1978 in Gambrills, Maryland, US. She is Yoga Fanatic and actress known for This Is Only a Test (Vogue Italia Editorial) (2018), Tod’s: Spring/Summer 2019 at Milan Fashion Week (2018) and Givenchy: Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019 at Paris Fashion Week (2019).
Rebecca Leigh Trivia and Quick info
Rebecca Leigh Quick Facts
|Age||She was born in March 1978 (Age 40 as of 2019)|
|Occupation||Actress, Yoga Fanatic|
|Known for||This Is Only a Test (Vogue Italia Editorial) (2018), Tod’s: Spring/Summer 2019 at Milan Fashion Week (2018) and Givenchy: Haute Couture Spring/Summer 2019 at Paris Fashion Week (2019).|
Rebecca Leigh Stroke
In March 2019, Rebecca Leigh revealed how she suffered a severe stroke by practicing a difficult handstand. While filming for her 26,000 followers on social media just two hours before the injury on October 8th, 2017. Rebecca, who ran a mobile sunless tanning company, handstand tore her carotid artery in a ‘hollowback.’
Furthermore, Two days later, she was shocked to notice that her pupils were different sizes. She said: “My right eye dropped and my pupils were different sizes. It was terrifying.
“It was then that I knew something was very, very wrong.”
Emergency for Rebecca Leigh
Rebecca and husband Kevin rushed to the emergency room and had an MRI scan, revealing that she had suffered a stroke.
She spent the next five days in the neurological intensive care unit as doctors struggled to understand why active, healthy eating, non-smoker aged 39 could have suffered a stroke.
“After all the blood work, ultrasounds, MRIs and CT scans, it was finally a CTA scan that explained it,” she said.
Moreover, She was told that she had torn her right carotid artery, one of the four arteries that supplies blood to the brain, while doing the handstands. A carotid tear is the result of a neck injury such as a car accident, or extreme neck rotation or extension. According to Cedars-Sinai Medical Center, a tear typically causes headache, eye pain, scalp pain, neck pain, a droopy eyelid, weakness or numbness on one side of the body and several other issues.
Today she cannot speak for more than a few minutes, suffers headaches daily and has severe memory loss and told her story to raise awareness of yoga-induced strokes and encourage other people to seek medical help immediately.
Rebecca Leigh Husband
Rebecca’s husband is Kevin, 45, who works in federal law enforcement.
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