World Stroke Day- United 4 Pediatric Stroke

World Stroke Day- United 4 Pediatric Stroke

In honor of World Stroke Day 2015, pediatric stroke advocacy organizations worldwide have joined together to create a campaign dedicated to supporting pediatric stroke awareness across the globe! Join us in making this campaign a success by sharing this information. The website is Once on the Home page you will find three initiatives to take part in. You can BE VISIBLE by sharing your pediatric stroke story on the world map. You can BE HEARD by sharing the graphic on your social media sites. We have the graphic available in many languages making it a truly global initiative. You can UNITE FOR CHANGE by sharing any or all of the resources we have listed on the page. Let’s do this together and honor the children who have been impacted by stroke for World Stroke Day!

Here are the details:


If you have a pediatric stroke story to share put it on the World Map! Simply go to the BE VISIBLE page, share your child’s name, age at time of stroke, location in the world, brief story and a picture! If you are now an adult, but had a stroke at age 18 or younger, we want you to add your story as well. Let’s turn the world map purple!


Do you realize the impact that can be made if each person that were to take part in this campaign, shared on social media? We have made it easy for you to raise awareness with just a few clicks. Go to the BE HEARD page, select the graphic in your language and share it on any or all of the social media sites. Let your voice be HEARD for pediatric stroke. Use #united4pedstroke and share the website for the greatest impact!


In honor of 2015 World Stroke Day, we want to ensure that the awareness and education grows for pediatric stroke. Whether you are a healthcare provider, an impacted family or someone just learning of the possibility of stroke among children, we encourage you to increase your knowledge of pediatric stroke. Go to the UNITE FOR CHANGE page and check out the resources for pediatric stroke. Please share any of these with your friends and family to educate them that strokes can happen to children, babies, teens, and even before birth. We can do so much more when we UNITE for CHANGE! Use #united4pedstroke and share the website for the greatest impact!

Please make sure you share this information. We are United for Change for Pediatric Stroke! Thank you for your help in ensuring this global campaign is a success!


2015 Pediatric Stroke Lecture Series at Washington University School of Medicine

We love to support our fellow pediatric stroke foundations! In 2014 we donated to the annual pediatric stroke lecture series put on by Brendon’s Smile in collaboration with Washington University School of Medicine. The speaker for the 6th Annual lecture series was pediatric stroke expert Michael Rivikin, MD his lecture entitled “Neonatal Stroke: Progress and Promise” took place at Washington University of Medicine on March 16, 2015.

This lecture and the full pediatric stroke lecture series is available online for CME credit. Users would like CME credit, please register and login here Then click on “Course Catalog”, then to “CME Credit Courses”, and next to “Pediatrics” to access the lecture.

To view the full lecture series please click here:

Bellaflies is proud to be Making a Positive with Brendon’s Smile!!


#WorldStrokeDay Wednesday, October 29th

The Bellaflies Foundation is proud to take part in #WorldStrokeDay! We are committed to spreading pediatric stroke awareness, and hope that you will join us too!!

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