World Stroke Day — October 29

Published on in Stroke Notes

Each year, hundreds of children suffer from strokes. For these children, it's crucial that an adult or a healthcare professional recognizes their symptoms and be able to take quick action.

The 2017 World Stroke Day campaign, sponsored by the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke and Pediatric Stroke Warriors, is celebrating the progress that has been made for pediatric stroke and educating everyone that strokes can happen to anyone, even teenagers, children and infants.

Help raise awareness by telling your child’s story and sharing the fact sheets with family, friends, co-workers, teachers, school nurses, coaches, healthcare providers — anyone who might listen. Education and awareness are key factors in increasing hope and research for children who suffer strokes.

Also, be sure to check out Pediatric Stroke Rehabilitation: An Interprofessional and Collaborative Approach, a new book authored by members of the Pediatric Stroke Program team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia (CHOP), including Heather Atkinson, PT, DPT, NCS, and Kim Nixon-Cave, PT, PhD, PCS.