WEB DESK: A 13-year old girl who though she had a headache was actually suffering a stroke which left her paralyzed, the DailyMail reported.
Elizabeth Kiss was getting ready for a family wedding when she felt a sharp pain in her head. Minutes later she collapsed.
The pain was so bad she thought she would die. When her family took her to the hospital doctors diagnosed a clot in her brain which left her paralyzed.
After surgery and a year of physiotherapy Kiss is taking her first steps.
Though strokes generally occur in old people, five in 100,000 children in the UK are affected by it ever year.
A stroke happens when the blood supply to part of the brain is cut off, through a blockage in the blood supply to the brain or when blood leaks from a burst blood vessel into the brain.
Recovering from strokes takes regular physiotherapy. Often patients find something as simple as holding a pencil difficult.
Patients who are recovering from strokes require support from friends and family, as many sink into depression.
Talking about her stroke, Kiss said that the pain was so intense she thought she was dying.
It is not clear if Elizabeth will recover entirely, but she is still making progress.
Mrs Kiss said: ‘She’s still doing well and she tries not to let it get her down.
‘Her school have been great and hopefully she can go full-time this year.
Source: Daily Mail