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Watch: Brave parents share story of baby's stroke
Roberto D'Angelo and Francesca Fedeli thought their baby was healthy — until he had a stroke at 10 days old that changed their lives forever.
Mon, Aug 05, 2013 at 2:00 PM
D'Angelo and Fedeli thought their baby boy Mario was healthy until at 10 days old, they discovered he'd had a perinatal stroke that left him unable to control the left side of his body. They started the nonprofit FightTheStroke.org
to open up a dialogue about the devastating effects of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric strokes. But they don't talk about that organization in their TED talk. Instead, they talk about the dark times when they looked at their son and felt like failures. When they asked questions such as "Would he ever be "normal?” and "Why did this happen to us?"
Sure, their talk is about stroke and how it affected their son, but it's also about vulnerable parents who faced their fears and have changed their lives for the little boy that they love.
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