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Mum calls for support for stroke affected families

A mother from Runcorn is calling on families affected by childhood stroke to join her at the Stroke Association’s Childhood Stroke Support and Information Day in Liverpool on Saturday 14 October.

Leanne Jones’ son Callum had a mini-stroke on his fifth birthday in March this year.

Doctors originally thought Callum had epilepsy. Credit: family photo

Callum was originally diagnosed with epilepsy and treated for the condition. However, his condition deteriorated and he was admitted to hospital again After several scans and tests that doctors realised that Callum had actually been experiencing mini-strokes, before having a full stroke. Callum has since made a good recovery physically, although he still experiences problems with his left arm, and his speech has been affected.

Callum's family say he's made a good recovery since the stroke Credit: family photo

Callum and his family will attend the event at Liverpool Central Libraries. It will be an opportunity for parents and carers of children affected by stroke to come together, find support networks and access information and resources