I felt like a scared kitten

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Depression affects up to two thirds of people who have a stroke. For stroke survivors who have children, this can make being a positive parent very difficult.

We have received a submission from Kami, a 10 year old girl from the USA. Kami’s mother sought treatment for post stroke depression.

Kami says:

Kami cat‘After my mom had her stroke, she got angry more and more and got angry quicker. I was scared when my mom got angry at me, just like a kitten is scared of being put into a car carrier. I would do arts and crafts or play with my stuffed animals and that would help me feel better.

Now, my mom doesn’t get angry like she did at first. And instead of getting stressed, my mom cuddles up with me and we watch Dr. Who together!

I would tell other kids whose mom or dad had a stroke…

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