BENEFITING: CHILDREN'S HEMIPLEGIA AND STROKE ASSN.
May is pediatric stroke awareness month. This is my second year participating in fundraising for CHASA, a hemiplegic support group and resource for all things Hemi. My daughter is 3 years old and has a diagnosis of right hemiplegic cerebral palsy. Hadley has had several early intervention therapies including physical and occupational therapy to enhance and encourage the use of her weaker right side. Hadley occasionally struggles with spasticity in her right leg and can be seen limping. We also see a practitioner of craniosacral therapy with amazing results that my scientific and medical minded brain tries to comprehend. Hadley wears glasses due to lack of coordination of her eyes. The exotropia of her right eye has greatly improved since she started wearing them. And who doesn't think that her green "lizard glasses" aren't the cutest things ever? Currently, Hadley attends preschool at the public school early learning program two days a week and receives physical and occupational therapy on those days. Hadley is a hero and an inspiration to me. Please consider donating this month to CHASA in honor of pediatric stroke awareness month.
CHASA has been a great resource for myself in learning more about children with the same condition as Hadley and the ways that other parents are supporting their hemikids. Did you know that kids can have strokes too? Sometimes even before they are born? There are several causes of hemiplegia in children but it is important to raise awareness so that parents can be able to access treatments and therapies available.please visit the CHASA web page for mor information and consider donating to a great cause. CHASA can also help families with financial assistance for braces and attending CHASA retreats for pediatric stroke survivors. I will be doing my part by using social media and networking to help raise awareness this month. Please consider making a donation to a great cause!