1 in 4,000 newborns and 6 in 100,000 children are diagnosed with childhood stroke which typically results in hemiplegic cerebral palsy. An undetermined number of unborn babies are also diagnosed. Many go undiagnosed, have delay in diagnosis or are misdiagnosed. Help us spread the word...so we may find better treatments and preventions to help families all over the world affected by Childhood Stroke.
We kindly request that Google light their home page doodle in purple with the purple childhood stroke awareness ribbon to raise awareness for National Childhood Stroke Awareness Day this coming May 2, 2009.
Please add your name to this petition and tell as many people as you can about it.
P.S. You can see examples of previous doodles on this page:
The Childhood Stroke Awareness Campaign is sponsoring this petition in an effort to raise awareness that Kids Have Strokes, Too! It is sad to hear people say "I didn't know infants, children and unborn babies could have a stroke!"...Help us spread the word so we can find better treatments and prevention to this life altering disorder.
To learn more about the Childhood Stroke Awareness Campaign visit http://www.childhoodstrokeawareness.org and www.KidsHaveStrokes2.org in addition to the sites listed under the links.
The views expressed in this petition are solely those of the petition's sponsor and do not in any way reflect the views of iPetitions. iPetitions is solely a provider of technical services to the petition sponsor and cannot be held liable for any damages or injury or other harm arising from this petition. In the event no adequate sponsor is named, iPetitions will consider the individual account holder with which the petition was created as the lawful sponsor.