Family raises money for pediatric stroke awareness

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CHAMPAIGN, Ill. (WCIA) — After their son suffered a stroke, two parents put their talents together to raise awareness on his condition.

The Morgan family hosted a fundraiser concert in Champaign Sunday night. Their son Maxwell is five. He had a pediatric stroke before he was even born. Doctors told them he might never walk or talk. But now, he’s running and starting kindergarten in the fall. They’re raising money for an organization that was there for them through the tough times.

“When your child has a stroke before they’re born and you never even know that was a thing, you feel very alone,” Jason Morgan said. “CHASA was there. We were able to find them through Facebook and other sources and communicate and get in to organizations and talk to other families and not feel isolated and alone and just helpless.”

They raised about $3500 this year. That went to the Children’s Hemiplegia and Stroke Association.

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