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Cadagan: Humor and tenacity after a stroke
Tucked into bed for the night, Cadagan seemed limp, couldn’t focus and began throwing up. At first, clinicians believed she was having a seizure. But her mother, Lori, a nurse herself, wasn’t convinced. “I knew it was something more,” she says

Bouncing back: Nolan’s life after stroke
When Nolan experienced a stroke soon after birth, he was rushed to Boston Children’s Hospital for care. But even as they worried about their baby boy’s future, his parents found that they could still focus on the present, without getting too overwhelmed.

Striking a balance: Charlie’s recovery from neonatal stroke
Although stroke is typically associated with older people, it’s quite common in babies. Charlie, now age one, experienced one shortly after birth.


From Buenos Aires to Boston for pediatric stroke care
Several times a year, Francisco and his family come to Boston from their home in Argentina for expert care of neonatal stroke.


Michelle is moving ahead after experiencing a stroke
Michelle experienced a stroke when she was a senior in high school. Today, she says, “I’m better for it.”


Jacob’s story: What it’s like to have a stroke as a kid
Eight-year-old Jacob explains how he’s adjusted to life after having a stroke.

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