World Stroke Day

A time to raise awareness of children who suffer strokes and subsequent brain injuries.

Today, on World Stroke Day (29 October), we'd like to raise awareness of childhood stroke; something that so many people don't know exisit. Many of the families who we have spoken to, here on the Brain Injury Hub, only thought stroke happened to older people. That is until it happened their child. Click on the child's name below, to read their story. Daisy Molly Isaac Emily Elizabeth Bethany Stroke is when poor blood flow to the brain results in cell death. There are two main types of stroke: ischemic, due to lack of blood flow, and hemorrhagic due to bleeding. They result in part of the brain not functioning properly. Signs and symptoms of a stroke may include an inability to move or feel on one side of the body, problems understanding or speaking, feeling like the world is spinning, or loss of vision to one side among others. Signs and symptoms often appear soon after the stroke has occurred. For more information and support on Stroke visit the Stroke Association.
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