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The Children's Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA
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About this cause:A Few Facts About Pediatric Stroke:
Perinatal, neonatal, infant and childhood stroke are some of the most common causes of hemiplegia or hemiparesis in children.
Perinatal arterial ischemic stroke is the most common form of stroke in children and it occurs in 1 in every 2800 live births.
Sixty percent of these children have specific symptoms such as recurrent focal seizures in the first three days of life.
However, forty percent of children with early stroke do not have symptoms and the stroke is recognized later with delays in movement, development, learning, or seizures.
A child who favors one hand, leaves the other hand in a fist or doesn’t bring both hands together during play needs to be referred to an early intervention program and a pediatric neurologist for further testing.
Delays in early milestones – rolling, sitting, pulling to stand, crawling, and walking – are additional reasons for evaluation.
A child with early stroke may be unwilling to bear weight on one leg or may point the toes on that foot or walk on tip toe.
The stroke diagnosis is confirmed with ultrasounds and MRI.
Pediatric stroke survivors may develop:
cerebral palsy (difficulty moving a part of his or her body),
visual and hearing problems,
and have cognitive (learning) or behavioral problems.
Children often receive occupational and physical therapies for decades to help them learn functional skills of daily living and increase movement if they’re experiencing motor difficulties. Children with epilepsy usually take medication to stop or reduce seizure activity. Special educational programs may address learning and behavioral differences.
(facts taken from chasa.org)
The Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association, CHASA, is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization dedicated to improving the lives of children and families affected by pediatric stroke and other causes of hemiplegia or hemiplegic cerebral palsy. CHASA provides support, education, and advocacy through a national family retreat, local family events and seminars, online discussion groups, websites, fact sheets, orthotic and other small grants, CHASA Cares! program that helps children with hemiplegia who are going through a difficult time, college and vocational school scholarships, athletic scholarships, pediatric stroke and hemiplegia research support, and pediatric stroke awareness campaigns. For more information visit http://www.CHASA.org
This Pediatric Stroke Awareness bracelet for women features 100% genuine leather and stainless steel and the men’s bracelet is made of dark brown bolo leather and smooth colored leather. The handmade, adjustable bracelet features braided cord and stainless steel. The bracelet is adjustable, so it is great for children and adults! The purple color proudly shows your support for such an important cause. The “be brave” engraving reminds you to be brave during tough times.Wear this Pediatric Stroke Awareness bracelet and be brave.
*The men/women’s style comes in two size options (women small/medium – 7″ and large 8″/men – medium 7.25″ and large 8.25″) . Please note that adjustables are one size/gender.
*Due to the popularity of this bracelet, we have unfortunately run out of stock of the medium men’s size. We do still have the large size, and other styles available for this cause. We are very sorry for the inconvenience – stay tuned for new purple styles coming soon!
10% from the purchase of this Bravelets™ bracelet will be donated to CHASA.