Life After Stroke: Camilla

We are the father and mother of Camilla, a girl who is now 4 years old.

Our story and the story of Little Camilla begin at the end of a labor lasted 24 hours.

At birth, Camilla is a baby girl like many others, nothing makes predict that from there to 5 hours our firstborn would be hit by a stroke.

Neither Mom nor dad know this word and at the moment of birth the fright and fear permeate our bodies.

From this moment the intense story of Camilla starts.

At the fifth hour after her birth she is hit by convulsions, for us perhaps the ugliest moment. After a month in intensive care The doctors give the first responsi: Stroke. 

The little information deriving from this disease has made this period infernal, because, even we parents supported by the family, we realize that this new disease will be part of our life and life of Camilla. 

The stroke, at that time was a question point not only for us parents, but also for many doctors who could not give us safe and reliable answers about what happened. We would have seen the outcomes only with the growth of the child, this was the only thing that I knew to say.

On October 28, 2013 for us it represents the birth of not knowing, of an adventure that we still do not understand what will take us today.

Supported by doctors, friends and especially family, we have passed the first moments. With the passage of time Camilla was the same to cheer up and cheer that path so difficult to be parents (and even more after the stroke).

Every little smile was a step forward, a change.

Smiles that even today make us believe and give us the certainty that Camilla will be a child like many others.

Needless to say that our life, couple and work has been completely disrupted, everything passed in second place, especially for Stefania, mother, who decided to follow Camilla personally, day by day until 3 years not to miss a precious moment of its progress and to accompany the therapies to be followed.

We have to thank in the workplace the people who have allowed us and that still allow us to give Camilla time for the many activities carried out in the educational field, the friends who welcomed Camilla with joy and affection and the family, base Fundamental, attentive and however always present despite the remoteness.

We have learned to trust in all of Camilla's smiles, in ourselves and not to be afraid of the future.

We learned to live the day, to face day by day what happened to us and to enjoy the little things useful for the Union of the family.

We learned not to be afraid of the stroke.

Our experience of these 4 years leads us to advise to never give up, to undertake and to evaluate all possible roads trusting always of one's instinct of parent that unbelievably never fails!

It is good that this disease is told, publicized, divulged to give anyone hope, reasons for confrontation and of course to give our children an ever better future.

We thank, therefore, Francesca Fedeli and Roberto D'Angelo for giving important stimuli to our life.

Thank you Www. FightTheStroke . org!

Stefania and Angelo