Real stories

Stroke: Issy

In June 2018, eight-year-old Issy had a severe ischemic stroke caused by a blockage cutting off the blood supply to the brain. Mum Candice shares their story. 

Stroke: Lily

Lily had a stroke during the first national lockdown – mum Natalie talks about the day itself, hospital and rehabilitation at The Children’s Trust.

Stroke: Sofia-Rose

Five-year-old Sofia-Rose had a stroke at birth but faces challenges with a smile on her face and enjoys school, fashion and spreading awareness. Mum Sarah shares their story.

Stroke: Elizabeth

At the age of 13, Elizabeth collapsed following a severe headache. She had suffered a stroke. Five years on, her mum, Danielle, talks about the impact on the family.

Stroke: Connor, part 2

Connor Lynes had a stroke following a rugby tackle. Since then he has worked tirelessly to raise awareness of childhood stroke and brain injury.

Stroke: Harrison

Mum Marie's account of finding support and the effects of her son’s stroke at the age of six.

Stroke: Daisy, part 3

Daisy had a stroke when she was 21 months old. Now aged 12, Daisy and her mum Eileen tell us about their lives and what they enjoy.

Stroke: Harry

At the age of 16, Harry was diagnosed with a carotid artery dissection (damage to the arteries in the neck), possibly due to an old rugby injury. His mother Roz shares his story.