I was in great health. I was 28, a wildlife biologist and wildland firefighter, and was on a detail in Idaho fighting a wildland fire with my crew.
I don't have a story of experiencing any symptoms leading up to my stroke besides some minor neck pain.
At the age of 16, I thought I was invincible and could do whatever I dreamed of achieving. I was active on a number of committees at school, proud to be a cheerleader and on the swim team.
I couldn’t have written this five years ago. That’s because a stroke sizzled the back left side of my brain erasing my ability to read and write.
At the time I was 23 years old. After having my daughter November 2 2012, less than a week after she was born I became ill from pneumonia.
With May being National Stroke Awareness Month, we find as a family of a Pediatric Stroke Survivor, that now is the time to bring the much needed awareness to Pediatric & Child
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