The model also shared a lighter moment, saying that emergency workers overestimated her age while she was in the ambulance. “There was actually a funny moment where they were calling into the hospital to explain what they were bringing in and they were like, ‘I have a 30-year-old female,’ and I was like, ‘I’m 25.’ I had to make sure that they weren’t gonna age me five years for no reason, you know.”
Hailey said that by the time she reached Eisenhower Medical Center in Rancho Mirage, Calif., she had no symptoms. She said they performed scans, which showed she “suffered a small blood clot to my brain, which they labeled and categorized as something called a TIA.”
According to the National Library of Medicine, a TIA, or Transient Ischemic Attack, is also known as a “mini stroke.” It occurs when the blood supply to part of the brain is briefly blocked. Symptoms include numbness or weakness—especially on one side of the body, trouble speaking, dizziness, loss of balance and difficulty walking.