Many people associate strokes with age, but they might be surprised to learn that a great many young children suffer strokes. Stroke happens in about 1 in 4,000 live births. The risk of stroke from birth through age 18 is almost 11 in 100,000 children per year. So it is a great deal more common than one might imagine.
Today we met a nearly 3 year old little girl who has developmental delays due to a neonatal arterial stroke. She was absolutely delightful, just starting to walk and talk, mum and dad, as with all mums and dads have already performed wonders with her. Can't wait to get her started on the Snowdrop programme.
We have a few children on our programme who have suffered varying types of stroke and most of them are making good progress. Let's hope this little girl follows in their footsteps.