Our Favorite Orgs – The Traveling Awareness Bears

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month and the CHASA leaders would like to share some of our favorite organizations with you. These are folks who are doing some awesome work to help kids with hemiplegia, pediatric stroke, or different disabilities […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness – 31 Days 31 Ways

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month May 1 Like CHASA on Facebook. May 2 Write your child’s story and share it on a Firstgiving page. The world needs to know our stories. (You don’t have to fundraise on Firstgiving. You […]

History of Pediatric Stroke Awareness

In 2002, Heidi Jameson and Nancy Atwood, CHASA (Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association) board members and moms of two little girls who survived strokes before birth, had a conversation about how tired they were of hearing those four little words… […]

These Families are Streaking for Pediatric Stroke

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. Do you know that CHASA proclaimed the first Pediatric Stroke Awareness Day way back in 2002?  A couple of moms were tired of hearing, “I didn’t know a baby could have a stoke.” Sound […]

2013 Pediatric Stroke Awareness Events

We love our volunteers! They’ve set up the following events to benefit CHASA and increase Pediatric Stroke Awareness. Let us know about any events you’re planning that will benefit the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association and help us keep Helping […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month 2013 Proclamations

Kids Have Strokes, Too!  Volunteers are sharing that message across the country. May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month. Ask your governor and mayor to declare May as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month! How to Request a Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month Proclamation […]

Pediatric Stroke – A Few Facts

Perinatal stroke, neonatal stroke, infant stroke, and childhood stroke are some of the most common causes of hemiplegia or hemiparesis in or unilateral cerebral palsy in children. Perinatal arterial ischemic stroke is the most common form of stroke in children […]

CHASA Awareness Shirts Shipped 12/11/12

We’re excited to let you know that the CHASA Awareness shirt orders were shipped on 12/11/12, USPS priority mail , so watch your mailboxes for your order. We apologize for the 4-day delay in shipping. We had a slight set […]

Dad Runs Marathon to Help Kids with Hemiplegia

David Sexton is a software development manager who lives in Westfield, N.J., with his wife, their daughter and son. When his son was found to have cerebral palsy five year ago, he turned to writing as a way to sort […]

Kids Have Strokes on World Stroke Day

Today is World Stroke Day and one of the CHASA moms, Nadine Zimmermann, shares her story. We want to let the world know that on this day, there are babies and children who will have a stroke. We don’t know […]

CHASA Wins RAISE Award From National Stroke Association

ARLINGTON, TX (October 23, 2012) – The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association (CHASA), a non-profit organization dedicated to improving lives of children and families affected by pediatric stroke and other causes of hemiplegia,  recently won a Raising Awareness in Stroke […]

Hemiplegia Awareness, Pediatric Stroke Awareness, and Cerebral Palsy Awareness Shirts – Order by November 2nd

You asked for them – Hemiplegia Awareness Shirts, Pediatric Stroke Awareness Shirts, Cerebral Palsy Awareness Shirts, and Kandu Shirts – and CHASA is going to deliver! Shirt orders closed on November 2, 2012. Shirts will begin shipping in one month. […]

Jude Paints Kandu during Occupational Therapy

Kandu, the CHASA Mascot, was sighted at Jude’s house this weekend. Jude is nine years old and has hemiplegic cerebral palsy due to a stroke at age five. Jude works really hard in occupational therapy and that’s where he was […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness Heroes – Senator Blumenthal and Patch’s Family

When Patch was 9 months old, his parents discovered that he’d had a stroke before he was born. Patch was just a baby and he needed therapy to help him learn many of the essential developmental milestones like eating, rolling […]

Watching and Waiting

James didn’t come into this world screaming; he came into it blue, breathless and almost lifeless following a complete placental abruption. Five days later we found out that his little brain had been spared damage from the loss of oxygen, […]