Pediatric Stroke Stories

Meet Riccardo — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Riccardo — Perinatal Stroke

Translated from ItalianRiccardo shares his story from his perspective here. Riccardo was born with a smile. “Why don’t you cry?”...

Meet Conner — Stroke at Age 8

Meet Conner — Stroke at Age 8

On the morning of March 7, 2016, as I was getting ready to leave for work, Conner came racing down...

Meet Anthony — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Anthony — Perinatal Stroke

On June 21st, 2013, I gave birth to my precious Anthony. I had a normal, healthy, textbook pregnancy. I didn’t...

Meet Makenzie, Stroke at age 5

Meet Makenzie, Stroke at age 5

Our stroke journey began on October 20th, 2017. That night my husband and I would hear the words, “your daughter...

Meet Federico — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Federico — Perinatal Stroke

Translated from Italian A chair in a waiting room. Here’s what I remember from the moment when, during the ultrasound...

Meet Camilla — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Camilla — Perinatal Stroke

Translated from Italian We are the father and mother of Camilla, a girl who is 4 years old. Our history...

Meet Mae — Stroke at age 14 months

Meet Mae — Stroke at age 14 months

Mae was 14 months old when she had a stroke. Through quick action of emergency department doctors and staff her...

Meet Mia — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Mia — Perinatal Stroke

Most people are surprised when I share that my daughter, Mia, had a stroke at birth. She’s almost 9 years...

Meet Elena — Perinatal Stroke

Meet Elena — Perinatal Stroke

Translated from Italian The sense of loss that I felt when we received the diagnosis was immense and still today...

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