Pediatric Stroke Awareness T-Shirts 2014

May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month and we’re super excited to show you the new CHASA 2014 Pediatric Stroke Awareness Shirt collection. Ordering online is easy breezy and you have several choices of styles and sizes. Last day to order […]

My Baby had a Stroke – A Mom Copes

Author and Mom of Boy with Hemiplegia

Allison Bemiss lives in southern Kentucky with her husband, Daniel, and two sons, seven year old Elijah and two year old Jonah. Just after Jonah’s first birthday, the family learned he was a pediatric stroke survivor. He suffered an in-utero […]

Pediatric Stroke Awareness – 31 Days 31 Ways

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May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month May 1 Like CHASA on Facebook. May 2 Write your child’s story and share it on a Firstgiving page. The world needs to know our stories. (You don’t have to fundraise on Firstgiving. You […]

History of Pediatric Stroke Awareness

In 2002, Heidi Jameson and Nancy Atwood, CHASA (Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association) board members and moms of two little girls who survived strokes before birth, had a conversation about how tired they were of hearing those four little words… […]

Basketball Manager Thomas Adams

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Thomas and his parents attended the very first Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association Family Retreat in Georgia in 2001. He was a fun loving little boy and had turned into a young man with a love of basketball. Thomas is […]

NYC Marathoner Runs for Infant Stroke Survivors

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This story is about community. Two moms. One little boy who survived a stroke. And helping pediatric stroke survivors worldwide. Susan Dodge will run in the 2013 NYC Marathon on Sunday, November 4th, and parents of pediatric stroke survivors from […]

I will fix you – Constraint Induced Movement Therapy

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Today we had a cast put on Henry’s “good” arm to force him to use his “affected” arm. Constraint Induced Movement Therapy. He was ready for it, we had been talking about it for a couple of weeks before it […]

Kids Have Strokes on World Stroke Day

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Today is World Stroke Day and one of the CHASA moms, Nadine Zimmermann, shares her story. We want to let the world know that on this day, there are babies and children who will have a stroke. We don’t know […]

Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Ohio Meet Up

Hemiplegic Cerebral Palsy Parent Meeting in Ohio

Join families of children who have hemiplegic cerebral palsy in Delaware, Ohio. Saturday, October 20, 2012 1:00 PM EDT Parents will talk. Kids will play. Maybe a pot luck lunch? More information on the Ohio meet up for families of […]

Parents of a Baby or Child Who Has Had a Stroke – Research Opportunity

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The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association is partnering with Kenda Grover, Ed. D., a faculty member in the College of Education and Health Professions at the University of Arkansas, to assist her in recruiting participants for a research study. Dr. […]

16 Years Later – A Story of Hope

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Braden Kara was born by C-section after a long non productive labor.  Her apgar scores were both 9 and looking back, the only indication that something may not have been “normal” was a lazy looking left eye.  We started to […]

Pediatric Stroke Survivor Brody is Jumping

Brody is an in-utero stroke survivor who has struggled through every developmental milestone due to lack of muscle tone, balance, and coordination. After months and months of trying and lots of practice, Brody jumped off a platform! We are so […]

Streak for Pediatric Stroke – Paying It Forward

Evie - Pediatric Stroke Survivor

People tell me how lucky Evie is that I am her mom. How lucky she is to have parents that push her and help her succeed. How lucky she is to be born into our support system of family and […]

Evans Loves to Swing – And She’s a Pediatric Stroke Survivor

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Evans was born a happy (and we thought) healthy little girl. When Evans was 5 months old we discovered she had very limited use of her right side and immediately looked for answers. The pediatrician informed us that our daughter […]

Luka is a Pediatric Stroke Survivor

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Most people are unaware that at least 1 in every 2700 children will be diagnosed with a stroke either in-utero or around the time of birth. 11 out of 100,000 children will suffer a stroke between the ages of 1-18 […]