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Washington baby survives stroke, inspires mom to start nonprofit


Not long after her daughter Addison was born, Kaysee Hyatt had a feeling something was wrong.

By the time Addison was 4 months old, she still had extreme fussiness and a hard time eating and sleeping, and seemed to always clench her left fist. She also […]

Teen stroke survivor back in dance shoes


The summer morning started like a typical California day. Gracie Doran practiced surfing at the beach with her dad since a trip to Hawaii was just around the corner. But by the time Gracie left the water, she was clutching her right hand, limping and […]

10-year-old continues to defy expectations after her stroke

Christine Winchester believes her daughter has interests, ideas and dreams that are typical of other 10-year-olds. But the stroke that Rhys suffered before she was born — and how she has handled herself since – illustrate her unique perseverance and strength.

Christine’s pregnancy was typical for twins and she, her […]

Teen has gone from a stroke during art class to helping strike out stroke

Ryan Banks was sitting in his high school art class in Trenton, Ohio, when he began feeling funny. He texted his mom, Sherry, that his right arm was tingling and he felt confused.

Sherry recommended that Ryan go see the nurse. Meantime, Sherry headed to the school, thinking Ryan – […]