“I began to panic,” she tells Redbook in their August issue. “I was so scared.”
After a medical procedure was performed to prevent a more serious surgery, Mariska was assured she was okay, but then, she says, “on March 5, it happened again. I was one out of 1,000, statistically.”
The experience made Mariska look closely at the value of her life and what was at stake.
“I had so much to lose, so much to live for,” she says. “I have so many blessings, and I’ve learned from all of my experiences and my losses.”