Teenager Connor continues to raise awareness of childhood stroke

Connor Lynes features in Daily Express article on doctors not recognising strokes in children. 

Connor, now 17, suffered a stroke aged 15 and has worked tirelessly to increase knowledge on childhood stroke ever since. In the Daily Express article, which appeared at the weekend, Dr Vijeya Ganesan, a paediatric neurologist and spokeswoman for the Royal College of Paediatrics and Child Health, said: “It is as common as brain tumours in children and you often hear about brain tumour treatment but not strokes.  “I think there has been a lack of interest even within medicine.”  Connor added: “If they hadn’t realised what was wrong with me I would have died. I was in a coma for four days.”   The Child Brain Injury Trust also called for more investment in support for children after they have had strokes.  The newspaper article follows a busy 2017 for Connor. The year included speaking at The Stroke Association’s childhood stroke support and information day in October about his journey over the past two years. Connor has also been running his charity, the Connor Lynes Foundation, which raised enough money to buy a sensory station to help brain injured and autistic children. Our first piece about Connor is in the Real stories section on the Brain Injury Hub - written by his aunt just months after his stroke in 2015.
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