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When the Neurologist Really Knows How Patients Feel

I was on a camping trip in Jackson Hole with my cousins at 4 years old when I realized there was something different about me.

We were climbing a tree and I saw that, unlike me, my cousins used both hands to navigate its branches. Because I had a stroke when I was 8 months old, the right side of my body is hypertonic, meaning it does not move easily. I got stuck in the tree (as usual), and my mom had to come to get me down. As my cousins hopped out of the tree without difficulty and ran off, a question came to me. I asked my mom, for the first time, “Mommy, do all kids have a stroke when they are babies?”

A pause. “No, sweetheart. They don’t.” What had moments before…

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 When the Neurologist Really Knows How Patients Feel

I can’t undo the damage of a stroke I had as an infant, but I can try to help other patients face similar diagnoses.

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