Division of Neurology Patient Stories

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Pediatric Stroke: Chase’s Story

Chase sitting in his room with a basketball trophy

Chase suffered a massive stroke when he was 7. Surgery followed by therapy with CHOP’s Pediatric Stroke Program helped him regain most of his mobility.

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.