Stroke Patient Stories

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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.

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.

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.

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.

Living with Stroke: A Sibling Story

Lindsay and Jadon

Lindsay was only 3 years old when her brother, Jadon, had a stroke. Now 10, she shares what it feels like growing up with a sibling who’s suffered a stroke.

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.

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.

Pediatric Stroke: Derek's Story


At 17, Derek Marshall suffered a stroke and needed brain surgery. Find out how he stays positive in the face of life’s setbacks.