For Michael Jennings, it happened at work.
"I was able to get to the hospital fast and they were able to reverse the issue, the blockage," says Jennings from Byron.
But for 7 year old Jacob DeJournett, it came in his sleep.
"I had six strokes. Four in the back of my head and one right here," says Jacob, as he points to the side of his head.
Stroke is the fourth leading cause of death in the U.S and the leading cause of long term disability, according to the American Heart Association.
"When I first got up, I couldn't walk because my foot would be dragging on the floor," says Jacob.
"If you watch him, he'll be walking down the hall, and he'll trip, or his eyesight has become a big issue," says mother Sara DeJournett from Warner Robins.