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