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August 19, 2019

I keep coming across "mom guilt" when talking to other moms. It is very REAL!

It doesn't matter if it is a pediatric stroke, a heart defect, cerebral palsy...a suicide.

For some reason, for many of us, we go to feelings of guilt when it comes to the suffering and challen...

November 11, 2017

Henry Wadsworth Longfellow wrote the poem titled

A Psalm of Life.

In his poem, Longfellow, reminds us:

Act,— act in the living Present! 
Heart within, and God o’erhead!

It is my belief that children are a gift from something greater, handed off to us with love. ..

It is chi...

November 5, 2017

“I didn’t know there was such a thing” is a sentence Jessica Spear hears often, when talking about strokes in unborn, newborn, and young children. However, the week surrounding birth is the most concentrated risk period for ischemic stroke in one's entire lifetime.

January 16, 2017

Every day, last week, on Social Media we talked about disability.

Here is the run down from our Facebook posts: 

Sunday, January 8th: This was the intro into our week long discussion about disability.  Check it out here.

Monday, January 9th: What is the meaning of disabil...

September 4, 2016

“Your baby had a stroke.”

Heather Roberts knows all too well what it is to hear these words – which will shock any parent who hears them, to the core.

This shock is for a multitude of reasons, including these two:

  1. Learning something is wrong with your child, and

  2. ...

August 19, 2016

#TBT That moment when a mother hears for the very first time that something is terribly wrong with her child. 

That moment when all of my fears turned into reality. When my sanity was no longer in question, but the well-being of my precious little boy, just 19 mo...

May 9, 2016

During World Pediatric Stroke Awareness Week 2016 we are focusing on getting parents, EMS and doctors to recognize stroke in the young - as in children and babies.  

 

Here we sit in 2016, we know pediatric stroke is real, yet so little awareness is out there among...

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