One in every 4,000 infants has an arterial ischemic stroke around the time of birth.
Those who survive feel the effects all their lives. Depending on where the stroke occurs in the brain, the aftermath can vary. The survivors need strenuous therapy, often battle seizures, and struggle to develop on track with other children.
But despite the struggles, they're survivors, and a handful of young survivors were front and center Saturday, leading the way at the Pediatric Stroke Awareness walk at Clear Creek Park.