Division of Neurology Patient Stories

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Arterial Ischemic Stroke: Avery’s Story

Avery, stroke patient

After a stroke at age 17, Avery worked her way back to the basketball court — thanks to neurology, rehabilitation and sports medicine experts at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia.

Coffin-Siris Syndrome: Julia’s Story

Julia smiling

After four years of uncertainty, the Roberts Individualized Medical Genetics Center helped the Steigerwalt family find a diagnosis behind their daughter’s complex medical condition.

Hemiplegic Migraine: Claire’s Story


When Claire was 5, she mysteriously slipped into a coma and no one could figure out why. Doctors at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia discovered the cause: a hemiplegic migraine.

Pediatric Stroke: Addie's Story

baby addie

Addie's mom describes the joy and sadness of raising her 4-year-old daughter. Addie had a stroke as a baby and still has weakness on one side of her body.