AIS Patient Stories

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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.

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.

Pediatric Stroke: Nate's Story


Nathan was just 2 days old when his local hospital found fluid on his brain. He was transported to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia and his family learned he'd suffered a massive stroke in utero

Pediatric Stroke: Kaelyn's Story

baby kaelyn

Two days after her birth, Kaelyn had a seizure. She was transferred to The Children's Hospital of Philadelphia where her parents learned that Kaelyn had a stroke.

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.

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.