Keturah White said she had three strokes within 24 hours when she was 26-years-old.
She said she's devoted to volunteering at the American Heart Association Office and urges others to keep their heart in check.
White suffered from migraines, but didn't realize those are early signs of strokes.
"I didn't present stroke symptoms so... I had no idea. I was fully prepared to ... when they told me to come back to the E.R. because they found something, I thought it may have been a brain tumor," White said.
She also said she urges families to discuss heart health.
White said she learned while in the hospital that she has a hole in her heart.
Dr. Jennifer Hall with the American Heart Association said that small symptoms are commonly overlooked.
Hall said symptoms could include shortness of breath and genetics, among others.
- Local Woman Said She Had Three Strokes In One Day, Brings Awareness To Others
- Doomsday Clock: Nearing the stroke of madness
- UAB stroke study receives $20 million grant
- Grant to study strokes among African-Americans
- Work Zone Awareness month
- Man's love of basketball fuels miraculous recovery after suffering strokes
- Metro Atlanta middle school teacher dies after suffering massive stroke
- Commonwealth Games 2018: Hamish Bond switches strokes for spokes
- Report: Rep. Gary Chism recovering after 'mild stroke'
- Robotic arm brings woman new life