Archives for April 2012

Kentucky Strikes for Pediatric Stroke

An event to benefit the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, hosted by Jana Smoot White and James White. Friday, May 11th, 2012 Southland Bowling Lanes 7 pm – 9:30pm Read more.

Evans Loves to Swing – And She’s a Pediatric Stroke Survivor

Evans was born a happy (and we thought) healthy little girl. When Evans was 5 months old we discovered she had very limited use of her right side and immediately looked for answers. The pediatrician informed us that our daughter […]

Luka is a Pediatric Stroke Survivor

Most people are unaware that at least 1 in every 2700 children will be diagnosed with a stroke either in-utero or around the time of birth. 11 out of 100,000 children will suffer a stroke between the ages of 1-18 […]

Oklahoma Childhood Stroke Awareness Day

Join families in Oklahoma as they celebrate Childhood Stroke Awareness Day. A fun family event with free admission to raise childhood stroke awareness.  Enjoy games for the kids, a bake sale, and munch on some hot dogs.  All proceeds will […]

Chicago Meetup for Families of Children with Hemiplegia

Join Chicago area families of children with hemiplegia for some fun at the Lincoln Park Zoo! Sunday, May 6, 2012 12:00 pm Meet at the seal exhibit. Contact Tiffaney Carlisle for more information at tiffaneymomof4 @ gmail. com  

Streak for Pediatric Stroke iPad Contest

Enter CHASA’s Streak for Pediatric Stroke iPad Contest! CHASA will give away a new iPad to one lucky person. Set up a fundraising  page at Firstgiving and start asking friends, family, and your community to donate. For each $25 donation […]

CHASA Central Illinois Meetup and Playdate – Kids with Hemiplegia

Two upcoming events for the Central Illinois group. Join us to meet other families who have a child with hemiplegia. Parent Meetup Thursday, May 10, 2012 7:30 pm Cream & Flutter Central IL May Playdate for kids with Hemiplegia Saturday, […]

Hemiplegia Awareness Ice Cream Social – Dallas-Fort Worth, Texas

Join us on for an old-fashioned ice cream social at the Leedy home in Southlake, Texas. Ice cream will be provided, so bring your favorite topping to share. There will be activities for the kids – Wii, Rock Band, and […]

Childhood Stroke Walk – Rhode Island’s 4th

Fellow New Englanders, join us for Rhode Island’s 4th Annual Childhood Stroke Walk on Saturday, May 19 at Fort Wetherill State Park in beautiful Jamestown, RI. Not only will you be raising funds for CHASA (a great cause, to be […]

Boston Pediatric Stroke Awareness Picnic

Join other families of kids with hemiplegia due to pediatric stroke or other causes. Saturday, May 5, 2012. 2:00 – 4:00 pm EDT. Boston Public Garden, near the “Make Way for Ducklings” statue. Bring a picnic lunch and catch up […]

Job Interviews – Disclosing Your Disability

A CHASA volunteer shares her personal experiences with job interviews and having hemiplegia and epilepsy. While job hunting, my decision of when and how to disclose the information of my stroke, hemiplegia, and seizures depends on the job I’m applying […]

I didn’t know babies could have a stroke. Isaiah’s Journey

On 13 September, 2011, we were blessed with a perfect baby boy – and a not so perfect birth story. At 41 weeks I was finally induced. The birth was stressful, his umbilical cord was wrapped around his neck and […]

Childhood Stroke Awareness Picnic – DC, MD, VA, PA

Join families at the 11th annual Washington DC/Maryland/northern Virginia/southeast Pennsylvania Childhood Stroke Awareness Day Mini-Walk and Picnic Sunday, May 6th, 2012, 3 pm Family and friends are welcome to join us. We will be meeting in front of the Great […]

A Day of Specialists

This past Wednesday I took Kohl to CP (Cerebral Palsy) clinic at Children’s. This was our first time there since our move. Traffic was awful, and I was late for starters. Apparently, I can still get lost even with my […]

Childhood Stroke Awareness Picnic – Long Island, New York

Join us for the 3rd Annual New York Childhood Stroke Awareness Picnic! We had so much fun the last two years, we’re doing it again!  This year’s picnic will be held on July 8, 2012 at Wantagh Park (Long Island, […]