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Woman motivated by running suffers stroke, brain surgery


MADISON (WKOW) -- After a near death experience, having a stroke and brain surgery, one woman's life was changed forever.

"I lost my friends, I couldn't walk for two months, I had to learn my ABC's, how to talk, numbers, how to write, how to go to the bathroom and even the simplest task like tying my shoes took 20 minutes," said Krissy Schintgen.

After a second stroke, Krissy lost the entire use of the right side of her body.

She has motivation everyday from her 8-year-old daughter, Lily. Krissy decided in November of 2012 to learn to run again. She has been running for seven months now and coaches the "Girls on the Run" program. Krissy recently ran at 10K race, despite her disability.

Krissy has a blog called, "Not Fast Just Fabulous." She wants to motivate people to learn from her experience. Click here for a link to her Facebook page.

Watch Wake Up Wisconsin Weekend to learn more about Krissy's story.

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