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Kristina B

December 23, 2014

I am ... A Survivor

I was three years old when I had my stroke and it's one of the most vivid memories I have as being a child. I was at the daycare at my mother's college. I remember playing and then just laying in the daycare teacher lap scared crying. They had to call my mom (she was only 22 at the time I believe) from class. Then it flashes to being in the ambulance fighting them to keep the oxygen off of me because I was so scared. I ended up being in the hospital for a week. The doctors told my parents that I never be able to walk or read again. I don't remember much else until kindergarten when I asked my "mother" why I was different then everybody else. I have weakness in my left hand and foot and still til this day have muscle spasms and cramps. I survived though, I fought it and I'm still fighting it everyday but here I am now 24 married and have a beautiful child and step son. Also, I'm working on my radioactive technology degree. I wanted to share my story hoping someone will read it and it will help them to keep fighting and going strong! 



Enjoyed reading Kristina's experience.....I might write n submit mine in the future

Kristina B, I would like to reach out to you and find out more about your story. Possibly for inclusion on the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke Inspiration page. Can you please contact me via Thank you. Mary Kay Ballasiotes, Founder/President of International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke,

Kristina B,


My son had a stroke at age 4. I'd love to hear more about your stroke. Your story gives me hope. October 2015 will be two years since his stroke. He's still learning to walk and talk again. Thank you for sharing your story. 


Kristina B,

My son had a stroke at age 4. October of 2015 will be two years since his stroke. At this time he's still learning how to walk and talk again. I'd love to hear more about your stroke and recovery. Your story gives me so much hope. Thank you for sharing. 




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