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… “Kids don’t have strokes.”  They set out to tell the world that Babies Have Strokes, Kids Have Strokes, and Even Unborn Babies have Strokes!  This was the birth of the first Pediatric Stroke Awareness Day and the first Saturday in May held this designation.

The original 2002 Pediatric Stroke Awareness Day soon grew to an entire month of pediatric stroke awareness activities. This grassroots effort continues today. It started with two moms and now reaches families around the world.

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Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month Activities

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