For weeks 6 News has been introducing you to Remarkable Women in mid-Michigan.

This week 6 News anchor Chivon Kloepfer sits down with Cynthia Richey of Mason.

Richey’s life story almost came to an end in 1998. She was just 34 years old when she collapsed and for 11 days hovered near death.

But she recovered and is making the most of her second chance, as we see in the video above.

On March 6, Cynthia Richey and her husband joined 6 News This Morning anchor Jorma Duran and she was announced as the winner of the Remarkable Women search. She’ll be going to New York City for a special taping of the Mel Robbins Show, where she will join other Remarkable Women from around the U.S.