In Utero Stroke Awareness

Lia was born full term after an uncomplicated pregnancy. Shortly after birth, Lia began having seizures. The following day an MRI revealed that Lia had suffered from a stroke in utero. Doctors also discovered that she was born with two congenital heart defects, pulmonary stenosis and an atrial-septal defect.  Lia had heart surgery at just three months old. Her stroke has also resulted in further diagnoses of cerebral palsy, epilepsy and apraxia of speech, Lia is non-verbal.  Despite the challenges she faces daily, Lia is thriving. She is brave, determined and strong. Lia is the happiest child ever. She always has a huge smile on her face and a twinkle in her big blue eyes. No one loves life more than Lia!

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