Kids

Many people live under the mistaken impression that stroke is only an older person's disease. Not only can stroke happen to younger adults, it can also occur in children, infants and even babies in utero. 

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Featured Kids

Dr. Rebecca Ichord Explains that Stroke Can Happen at Any Age

The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are teaming up to spread pediatric stroke awareness. Here, Rebecca Ichord, M.D., pediatric neurologist at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, shares why it’s important.

A Stroke Can Happen at Any Age: Rhys' Story

The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are teaming up to spread pediatric stroke awareness. Watch Rhys’ inspiring pediatric stroke story to learn more.

A Stroke Can Happen at Any Age: Alex's Story

The International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke and the American Heart Association/American Stroke Association are teaming up to spread pediatric stroke awareness. Watch Alex’s inspiring pediatric stroke story to learn more.

My Baby Had a Stroke

By all accounts my son Brendon was born a healthy baby. As it turned out, those accounts weren't accurate. Stroke signs and symptoms were there from the start.

Growing Up a Survivor

Two stroke survivors we profiled as children are entering adulthood and despite some deficits, their lives are full of promise.

Survivors From the Start

When stroke occurs in utero

Understanding Moyamoya Disease in Children

When Malachi Horton was 18 months old, he lost movement in his right arm and leg and was unable to sit, stand or walk. “We took him to three different emergency rooms before he was diagnosed as having a stroke,” his mother Erin Horton said.
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Departments

Stroke Notes

Stroke-related news you can use about new scientific findings, public policy, programs and resources.

Readers Room

Articles, poems and art submitted by stroke survivors and their loved ones.

Life Is Why

Everyone has a reason to live a longer, healthier life. These stroke survivors, caregivers and others share their 'whys'. We'd love for you to share yours, too!

Everyday Survival

Practical tips and advice for day-to day living after stroke.

Life At The Curb

A unique perspective on survival by comedian and stroke survivor John Kawie.

Simple Cooking

Cooking at home can be a daunting task, but a rewarding one for your diet and lifestyle (and your wallet). Making small changes in your diet is important to your heart health. Here are simple, healthy and affordable recipes and cooking tips.

Support Showcase

Our new department highlighting the good work being done by stroke support groups from around the nation. If you are part of a successful support group we should consider featuring, let us know!