Pediatric Stroke Survivor has the Heart of a Champion

This was not what we expected. I had a perfectly healthy 7 month old who just happened to have a cold and was teething at the same time. This caused dehydration and then he suffered a stroke. We were fortunate […]

CHASA Family Retreat

Join families of children with hemiplegia from around the world for the 11th annual CHASA Family Retreat, held in Arlington, Texas. New this year – a special two-day pre-retreat event for families of teens and adults who’ve had hemiplegia since […]

Hemiplegia and Pediatric Stroke Support in Illinois

Join families of children who have hemiplegia, hemiparesis, or hemiplegic cerebral palsy for a fun picnic at Hessel Park in Champaign Illinois. There are big and little kid playgrounds, swings, a large sand pit, and lots of trees for a […]

Peekaboo Barn App May Encourage Hand Use

Peekaboo Barn App Inside a little bouncing barn, friendly farm animals are waiting to pop out and surprise your little one. Try and guess who they are; tap the doors to find out! Sounds like this app will encourage your […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month Proclamations in Your City and State

Let’s tell the world – and public officials – that Kids Have Strokes, Too! It’s easy and CHASA will help you. Just fill out CHASA’s Proclamation Form and we’ll send information to help you ask your state’s governor to declare […]

Following His Dream

Danny’s Family   Danny is 15 years old and a freshman in High School. As the middle of three brothers, Danny was determined early on, to make sports a part of his life. He began organized athletics at the age […]

Evan’s Story

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 […]

One, Two, Three…Walk with me

Just wanted to share our news – Ben is walking! He is 19 months old and has been on the verge of walking for what seems like an eternity. Until now he has been cruising and walking from one piece […]

Thunder in the Valley Games Michigan

Adaptive Sports Season is in full swing. This is for adults and Juniors, age 7 and up. Thunder in the Valley Games are scheduled for May 31st – June 3rd, 2012 at Saginaw Valley State U and are hosted by […]

Cleared for Takeoff

Teddy hasn’t been able to ride amusement park rides for a long time because of sensory issues, so we haven’t even thought of taking a trip in an airplane because of the risk involved (maybe he wouldn’t get on the […]

I Met a Girl

Mark says… It was my first CHASA (Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association) Retreat and I didn’t really know what to expect. Initially, I didn’t want to go because I thought I would feel out of place since I didn’t know […]

Cerebral Palsy Doesn’t Slow Down Nathan

A True Winner! Nathan and his twin Jacob were born 4th of July 2002 at 29 weeks. Shortly after birth Nathan suffered a Grade IV brain hemorrhage. As a result he has left hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Nathan is currently in […]

Central Illinois Support Group

Emily Bernotas and Megan Duckett have been busy setting up meetings and play dates for families of children with hemiplegia in central Illinois. Join the CHASA Central Illinois Facebook group for more information.

Yes she can!

Yes she can! Brooke was about 7 months old when she was diagnosed with Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy. After a great pregnancy, labor and delivery, this was a huge shock to us, and left us completely off guard. Her doctor told […]

Soccer Tips for Kids with Hemiplegia

I’m going to answer this as a former soccer player/coach/referee instead of the mom of a child with hemiplegia, since I know more about the first. Being a good soccer player is more about ball control than how hard you […]