Steffani Kayajanian-Harris is a mother of 3 who survived a brain aneurysm on February 23, 2013. Her six year old daughter is a hero! Steffani was airing up the car tire at a gas station when she felt the aneurysm burst. She was able to tell her daughter she would need to go for help. When Steffani passed out, Natalee went into the gas station and was able to communicate what had happened to the attendant and paramedics were called immediately. Natalee has been given a certificate of recognition from the chief of neurosurgery at UCSF for her heroic measures that saved her moms life.
Steffani was transported to CRMC, and then emergency transported to UCSF to have surgery to coil the aneurysm. We all thought she was on the road to recovery, and then she suffered a devastating blow when she had a stroke just a few days later. After weeks of therapy and surgeries, Steffani was able to come home on March 13, 2013, but she is far from being able to provide for her family as she once did.