José Fernández's tragic passing has affected so many people.
The late sports star's longtime love reflected on their time together, writing:
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The 26-year-old wound up in the hospital last Friday after being unable to see or speak properly!
"I couldn't say words. I thought I was saying them. My fiancée was looking at me as if I was speaking a foreign language."
He was apparently riding his motorcycle in Phoenix on Friday when he suddenly lost vision in one eye and his body became numb.
"I thought I had something on the visor of my helmet. I couldn't focus out of my right eye. By the time I got to her mom's house I pretty much had no vision in my right eye.
I was really dizzy and in a lot of pain in my whole body and my head. My hands were numb. I didn't really have good balance and I was almost dropping the bike. I never had this before. I was like 'What's going on?' I felt like I was getting stabbed in the head – the worst headache you could ever think of. I couldn't see anything."
What a bad time to have a stroke. Not that there's ever a "good" time.
He insists he lives a healthy drug and alcohol free lifestyle, so he's as confused about the stroke as we are.
"I consider myself to be very healthy. I'm home and trying to relax and get ready to get back to work. My biggest problem is I always want to be working, going non-stop. So it's a wakeup call to take a little time and relax a bit."
So maybe it was all the stress.
We just hope it never happens again and he lives a long, happy and healthy life!
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