Pediatric Stroke Stories

Meet Solomon – Perinatal Stroke

Meet Solomon – Perinatal Stroke

“Hi.” I thought it’d be appropriate to start out our story with a typical Solly greeting: “hi.” It’s such a...

Meet Takondwa – Stroke at age 18 months

Meet Takondwa – Stroke at age 18 months

Takondwa’s story comes from Malawi. Takondwa was 18 months old when she had her stroke on December 18, 2019. It...

Meet Nazhai — Stroke at age 16

Meet Nazhai — Stroke at age 16

17-year-old Nazhai shares her experience of suffering a stroke at age 16 On the 6th of June, 2018 I was...

Meet Claudia — Stroke at age 8

Meet Claudia — Stroke at age 8

On July 31, 2017, at 3:44 P.M. I got a phone call from our babysitter. “Jill, something is not right...

Meet Kailyn — Stroke at Age 18 months

Meet Kailyn — Stroke at Age 18 months

Kailyn had a stroke when she was 1.5 years old. It was caused by a virus making a blood clot....

Meet Annamaria —  Stroke at age 9

Meet Annamaria — Stroke at age 9

Translated from Italian My life after the stroke was at age 9, it was 1979. I remember everything as if...

Meet Riccardo — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Riccardo — Perinatal Stroke

Translated from Italian First of all thanks to my family. Thank you for what you have done so far, from...

Meet Amy — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Amy — Perinatal Stroke

The phrase “I can’t” is something I was never allowed to say growing up. As an adult, I’m still not...

Meet Michelle — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Michelle — Perinatal Stroke

Having suffered a stroke before birth, I’ve never had a “new normal”. I’ve only had my normal, which is living...

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