Pediatric Stroke Program Patient Stories

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Adapting After Stroke: Bryan’s Story


Bryan has come a long way since he was in a wheelchair and unable to speak after suffering a stroke. Learn how Bryan and his family are adapting along the road to recovery.

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.

Arterial Ischemic Stroke: Bella’s Story


Bella suffered a stroke as a baby, and her road to recovery has included years of therapy with CHOP’s Pediatric Stroke Program. Now 8, she dreams of becoming an engineer.

Cardiac Tumor and Stroke: John's Story


When John, 15, passed out at football practice, CHOP doctors discovered he had a stroke and a rare cardiac tumor. After treatment, John is doing well.

Hemorrhagic Stroke: Addie’s Story

Addie suffered a stroke as a baby and still has weakness on one side of her body. Now 10, Addie shares some of the challenges she faces at school and offers advice to other kids who are stroke survivors.

Hemorrhagic Stroke: Nate’s Story

Nate with his siblings

Before he was born, Nate suffered a hemorrhagic stroke that severely damaged his brain. Early intervention at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia started him on a journey to healing.

Ischemic Stroke: Andrea's Story

andrea and friends

Andrea experienced an ischemic stroke as an infant. Read about her and her family's journey and their partnership with doctors at CHOP.