Friday, May 02, 2014

MAY is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month

Hi dear readers. This is my kid, Charlie. Charlie is three years old. He likes jazz, fresh air and hugs. Many of you know him, but some of you don't. He had a stroke before he was born. About a week before I delivered, Charlie had a massive hemorrhage on the right side of his brain. The stroke affected his motor skills, cognitive and language development. He has since been diagnosed with Cerebral Palsy, Hemiplegia and Epilepsy.

But we were lucky. Charlie presented signs of his stroke immediately and we were able to locate the bleed and begin the hard work of helping him attempt some kind of recovery. Many children who have strokes at such a young age go undiagnosed for months, even years. Why is this? The answer is simple. People don't think that babies and little children can have strokes. The fact is that 1 in 4,000 children will suffer from a stroke.

So, in honor of Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month, 
Charlie would like to remind you that...

Learn more about Charlie by visiting his website: Help Charlie Heal

Learn more about pediatric stroke by visiting the Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association.

1 comment:

A Perfect Gray said...

he is amazing. I can't believe how much he's grown! donna