MEMPHIS, Tenn. (localmemphis.com) - May is American Stroke month, and in an effort to spread awareness, a Mid-south mom says paying attention to warning signs, can help save your life. Rhonnie Brewer was 28-years-old when she suffered her first stroke. Two weeks before, she had given birth to her second baby girl. It was during her pregnancy that she noticed physical warnings signs. "My knees would swell up, I would just have random headaches."