Advancing age is undoubtedly one of the risk factors of stroke. However, it’s important to note that a stroke can occur to an individual of any age—even an infant. When you watch this video, you’ll hear the story of a very young stroke survivor born with four lesions on her brain that indicated she had suffered a stroke in the womb.
Although Rhys has had many challenges to overcome, today she is an active, happy 10-year old. She still continues with physical therapy to overcome her developmental delays caused by the stroke. As you watch this video, take note of the possible signs of seizures in infants, which can indicate a perinatal stroke. Early detection offers the best hope for healthy development.
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