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Kawika's Story - Doernbecher Children's Hospital

Kawika's Story

My name is Kawika and I am 12 years old and in the 7th grade. On Febuary 12, 2014 I was in P.E class and something weird happened. I had a STROKE! It felt really weird and I was scared, I didn't know what was happening to my body. When they took me to Doernbecher PICU, they took such good care of me, they did so much tests on me, they found a blood clot in my neck that had traveled up to my brain and caused my stroke. They were not sure how or why my blood clotted the way it did. I went from not being able to talk and move the right side of my body to now (1 1/2 months later!!) I can walk and run!! I am still working on talking and getting better at it every day with the help of the great nurses and doctors at Doernbecher and with the love and support from my ohana (family), I BELIEVE I will make a full recovery one day!!!!!

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