As we receive submissions for kidstrokemotion, we’d like to share some of them with you.
Here’s a piece from Karen’s 8 year old son. He is standing on his own in a car park. He is crying A LOT and it is raining. ‘I felt deep, deep sadness. It’s like sadness times five billion.’ He says ‘When your parent has a stroke you feel alone. Feeling alone is pretty much like sadness combined with that funny feeling you get when someone leaves you and you are the only one in a certain place. I really don’t like the feeling that I’m the only one who has had this bad, bad experience. If I knew other children whose mum or dad had had a stroke it would feel like it’s not just me. Then you’re not alone any more.’