Isaac’s mother, Elise, recounts her son’s struggle with and triumphs over pediatric stroke. Thank you for sharing, Elise! ********** Isaac seemed perfectly healthy when he was born. The doctor commented on his asymetrical appearing cry, but told us not to worry. Two days later his little leg was rhythmically moving, then next day it was [...]
Family and Survivor Stories
As I finished mowing my lawn this evening, I sighed heavily, looked around, and said, “what’s next?” See, my next door neighbor and I have an ongoing feud with our lawns. This is not your typical neighbor dispute. In fact, he may not even know it exists. But boy oh boy, am I invested in [...]
When we learned just days after his birth that our son had suffered a stroke in utero, we were devastated. Like any mother would, I racked my brain for things I might have done to cause it. Did I let an illness go untreated? Overly exert myself? Eat something dangerous? Doctors assured us that sometimes, [...]
Hopefully, the title of this post is what brought you here. Your disbelief that something like this could be true. Your need to discover the real story behind a statement like that. Unfortunately, it is true. Beyond unbelievable. And there’s not much else to the story – no operation because she is “Mentally Retarded,” her [...]
As I began putting together the videos I’ve taken of Evan during his short lifetime, I came across this one. It makes my heart melt every time I see it. I think it was around this time I knew we would be okay. Enjoy, and feel free to subscribe to my YouTube Channel as well.
Those first cries. That first glance. The first touch of baby’s skin on his parents’. These are the moments that define parenthood, that bring generations together, that breed hopes and dreams and happily-ever-afters. For parents of pediatric stroke victims, these are the moments of which parents are robbed. Our younger son, Evan, was born on [...]
Amanda Breckenridge has put together this amazing video featuring pediatric stroke survivors. Included in the video are pediatric stroke facts and encouragement to help spread the word about this affliction. Have a look, and pass it along! Merry Christmas!
While perusing Facebook this evening, I came across this awareness video through one of my fellow stroke mom connections. It was created by a mother of a pediatric stroke survivor, and her son is featured in the video. It is so important to raise awareness about pediatric stroke, to get the word out that stroke [...]
In September 2010, our second son was born after a troublesome pregnancy and c-section delivery. The medical staff had a rather difficult time getting Evan to respond at birth, noting that the lower half of his body was blue, which to the pediatrician on call, appeared strange. Finally, we heard those first cries, and a [...]