We believe in a society in which there are ample resources, quality treatment options and support for every child and their families impacted by pediatric stroke.
Pediatric Stroke Warriors continues to strengthen communities by providing support to families and promoting advocacy, public awareness, education, and dissemination of current resources related to stroke in children. We are dedicated in our mission of building community awareness for pediatric stroke and hope for impacted children and their families.
Pediatric Stroke Warriors was inspired by one family’s journey. But, it’s what lies beyond a personal story. Countless other families impacted, and these children- Warriors- who prove every day that with determination and resilience overcoming challenges after stroke is possible. It was through the lack of awareness, resources and the overall greater need that existed in our community that a group of volunteers, everyday people dedicated to change, founded Pediatric Stroke Warriors and became the first registered nonprofit in Washington State dedicated solely to Pediatric Stroke!
Together, we make a difference!
Pediatric Stroke Warriors is committed to serving the needs of children impacted by stroke, their families, and the care givers involved in their care. We simply could not do what we do without the support of a generous community. On behalf of all of us with Pediatric Stroke Warriors and the children and families we serve, we thank you!
Meet our Leaders and learn more about our areas of focus with PSW!
Quick facts about Pediatric Stroke
•Estimates reflect that stroke occurs in infants younger than 1 month of age roughly 1 out of every 3500 live births. With the risk of stroke from age 1 month to 19 years, being 1 per 20,000 children.
•Recognition of stroke is often delayed or even missed in children.
•Stroke is as common as brain tumors in the pediatric population.
•Stroke is one of the top ten causes of death for children.
•Of children surviving stroke, about 60% will have permanent neurological deficits, most commonly hemiparesis or hemiplegia. Hemiplegia/hemiparesis (total or partial paralysis on one side of the body) is the most common form of cerebral palsy in children born at term, and stroke is its leading cause.
•Other long-term disabilities caused by a stroke in childhood include cognitive and sensory impairments, epilepsy, speech or communication disorder, visual disturbances, poor attention, and behavioral problems
Join us in building stronger awareness and education for children and stroke!
Thank You SparkVids for your partnership in education!
A tribute to our warriors!
Contrary to the common belief, a stroke is a potential risk for anyone, including newborns, infants and teens. Stroke occurs at the highest rate in infants younger than 1 month of age, and sadly remains as one of the top 10 causes of death among children. There is much growth needed in the awareness, research and resources for pediatric stroke and we thank you for being a part of it.