Our support group for parents of children that have suffered a stroke normally meets monthly on scheduled Tuesdays from 6 – 7:30 pm in the University Physicians Inc. building on the Anschutz Medical Campus or at the Brain Injury Alliance of Colorado (alternating months). The group also meets for other family activities.
These meetings are open to families of children of all ages and all types of stroke. Your child does not need to be seen at our stroke clinic to join the meetings. Typically, we hold an informal presentation and allow the parents to socialize. Dinner and parking are provided at each meeting. Childcare is available only at meetings held at the UPI building on the Anschutz Medical Campus. Please make plans accordingly when we meet at the BIAColorado location.
If you have questions, or to find out more about upcoming meetings, please contact:
Amanda Kenny at firstname.lastname@example.org or at 303-724-2677.
May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month
The month of May is designated as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month.
Several national organizations, including the International Alliance for Pediatric Stroke, Children's Hemiplegia & Stroke Association and the National Stroke Association, support various awareness building activities during the month of May.
Colorado's governor, John Hickenlooper, signed a proclamation declaring May Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month to help support awareness in Colorado.
May 7-13th, 2016 is also World Pediatric Stroke Awareness Week and through the World Pediatric Stroke Association encourages others to wear purple to help bring awareness. Also encouraged is using the hashtag #WPSAW16 on social media outlets to share what you are doing to bring awareness to pediatric stroke.
Please follow us on our Colorado Pediatric Stroke Facebook Page as well as our HTC Facebook Page for informative posts about pediatric stroke throughout the month.
Strike Out Stroke
Strike Out Stroke is an event hosted by the Colorado Rockies at Coors Field that is designed to bring awareness to all about stroke at any age. The Rockies provide information on stroke and how to recognize symptoms as well as highlighting members of the community who have experienced stroke. Many of our stroke patients and our stroke team attend this fun event. We generally try to get tickets together and there is a discount available. Please contact Amanda Kenny at email@example.com or at 303-724-2677 for information on group tickets. We would love to have you join us! More information will be posted here and at our Facebook pages as the event draws closer. The game will be on June 26, 2016 at Coors Field and begins at 2:10 pm.
World Pediatric Stroke Day
World Pediatric Stroke Day was on October 29th, 2015. Help bring awareness by sharing this link with your friends and acquaintances via email, Facebook, Twitter etc.: http://united4pediatricstroke.org/
On this site you will find graphics and information that you can download, share and link to. Please feel free to distribute as you are able and help inform everyone around you that stroke can happen at any age. We will be posting too, so feel free to share our posts if you like as well!
Though the official 'day' has passed, you can still share the site and participate by clicking the "Be Visible" tab on the top of the page. Here you can add your own pediatric stroke story. Thanks for your support!
We have posted a few pictures from our Pediatric Stroke Support Group Summer Picnic at our Facebook page. It was a warm day and a lot of fun.
Thank you to everyone who helped make this a fun and successful event for our families.
Click here to access more pictures.
Please visit our Resource page for additional information, links, and opportunities for those families who have experienced pediatric stroke.
Pictures from Strike out Stroke 2015
We have a few pictures we put up from the Strike out Stroke event at Coors Field in May 2015. Click on either photo to link to our album at our Facebook page.
Strike Out Stroke has also posted some really great pictures of this event that you can find here.
Strike Out Stroke
Many families in our group participate in the Strike Out Stroke event sponsored by the Colorado Rockies to bring awareness to the public about stroke for both young and old. Some of our families are featured in these videos about the event the past two years. Check back here and we'll post a link for the 2014 video when it comes available!
We need your help! Please consider donating to help provide funds to keep the Pediatric Stroke Support Group as an active resource for our pediatric stroke patients and families. Thank you for your generous donations and continued involvement with our group!