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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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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.