A teenage contestant in the “Face of Europe” beauty pageant has fought her way back from a debilitating stroke that left her partially blind and in need of daily medication to thin her blood.
Georgie Holland, 18, suffered the stroke after taking the contraceptive pill Yasmin for two years, which doctors said they believed caused the stroke, as it was her only risk factor.
Georgie told the U.K.’s Daily Mail about her frightening experience in an interview Tuesday.
The teen recalled how she became suddenly ill at school and decided to walk home but didn’t make it there. After her father found her collapsed in a bush at the side of the road, she spent two days in bed at home before her parents decided to take her to the hospital.