"Never doubt that a small group of thoughtful, committed people can change the world.
Indeed, it is the only thing that ever has”- Margaret Mead
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.
We are dedicated in our mission of building community awareness for pediatric stroke and hope for impacted children and families throughout the Greater Pacific Northwest Region.
We are.. Pediatric Stroke Warriors
Pediatric Stroke Warriors was inspired by our family’s journey. But, it’s what lies beyond our personal story. The 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 this, that we recognized the lack of awareness, resources and the overall greater need that existed in our community.
Together with a group of devoted families and friends, everyday people dedicated to change, we founded Pediatric Stroke Warriors and became the first registered nonprofit in Washington State dedicated solely to Pediatric Stroke.
Outreach & Education: Stroke is often the last thing thought among many medical professionals or families. In fact, compared to adult stroke, stroke in children is believed to be rare. Taking away that comparison, the reality becomes that pediatric stroke is very real and deserves the same attention in awareness, research and treatments as adult stroke. We take that need and provide awareness to all communities, general and medical through events, speaking engagements, campaigns and community relationships. Bringing visibility to the education of signs, symptoms and the importance of a rapid response regarding stroke among children.
Stroke Fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital: Not all hospitals have the capability or resources to recognize and treat stroke in children so we are grateful to have Seattle Children’s Hospital and their comprehensive stroke program in our community. We established the Stroke Fund at Seattle Children’s Hospital in 2015. In working with Seattle Children’s Foundation we implemented the first fund of its kind, to specifically support the financial aid for families whose child has been impacted by stroke, and growth in education and research. We work together to ensure that some of the greatest needs in the pediatric stroke community at Seattle Children’s can be met with the help of philanthropic funding and support.
Family Focus: We strive to give families hope and make connections through our Family Focus section, Social Media tools, Pinterest resources and a private Pacific Northwest Region Family to Family support page. We continually share resources that many have come to need while being an advocate in their child’s medical care, along with opportunities to connect with other families within their communities. At the start of 2016 we launched our first National program, our Warrior Bags and Brave Boxes. Hundreds of these bags and boxes have been delivered to newly diagnosed families and to children recovering after stroke. Even the smallest gesture can bring a new level of hope after stroke!
Your awareness, support and donations are what makes all of what we focus our mission on with Pediatric Stroke Warriors, possible! Together, we can continue to make a difference in the lives of children and families impacted by stroke!
2016 Corporate Sponsors!
A Special thank you to UP LATE NW, The SMARTCAP Group, Baker Enterprises & Tousley Brain Stephens PLLC for supporting our mission and building a stronger community in awareness!
Learn more about our 1st Annual Wishes for Warriors Event Success!
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