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Addie suffered a hemorrhagic stroke as an infant, which left her with weakness on one side of her body. Now 10 years old, Addie has become an expert in dealing with the lasting impact of her stroke while navigating daily life as a fifth grader.
She receives some academic support in class, and daily physical and occupational therapy sessions during school hours so she can receive the ongoing therapy that helps her get stronger.
Addie shared her experiences managing symptoms of her stroke during school, explaining how she overcomes challenges, and offering some advice to other stroke survivors.
Originally published: January 2016 in Stroke Notes
When Addie was 4 years old, her mom Lisa reflected on the joy and sadness of watching her daughter grow up and cope with the effects of her stroke.