Kim Wormleaton, with her husband at her side, was reunited with the paramedic who helped save her life after a stroke.
The pair were brought together at the Nowra Showground on Thursday, September 5 as part of National Stroke Week celebrations.
They also recognised Kim's husband Ian Wormleaton as her "F.A.S.T Hero", as he recognised she was having a stroke in June 2017 and called triple zero.
Intensive Care Paramedic Andrew Kinross remembered the night of Kim's stroke well.
"It was very early in the morning after a long night shift, it was very obvious to us what was happening," Mr Kinross said.
"She looked very unwell when we saw her, she couldn't speak, she was frightened.
"For patients such as Kim, it's fantastic to see her two years down the track doing so well."
Kim Wormleaton described what it was like being reunited with the paramedic who saved her.
"I loved it. I gave him a hug," Kim said.
Ian remembered spotting Paramedic Andrew in the shops a few weeks after the stroke.
"Yeah we were shopping a couple of weeks after she was out of hospital," Ian said.
"And he comes in and I recognise him straightaway and walked straight up to him and thanked him there and then."
Clinical nurse consultant at Illawarra Shoalhaven Local Health District Donna Jay said they use the platform of Stroke Week to drive community awareness.
"F.A.S.T is Face so facial droop, get the person to smile - if it's uneven it's not looking good," she said.
"A is for Arm or legs, you've got a weakness in one not both.
"Speech, so that's having trouble finding a word - someone might be pointing at a cup and saying ruler or slurred speech.
"And then Time, time is of the essence. They need to get to the hospital as soon as they can."