I Had a Stroke at Age 10 and Was Supposed to Spend the Rest of My Life in a Nursing Home

When I was little, my life was a piece of cake. I loved to read and play soccer and hang out with my friends. I enjoyed playing the bells at church each Sunday. And I actually looked forward to school. My goal in life was to become a doctor like my dad, and I hoped to have a large family of my own someday. It seemed I was on the right track to achieve those goals—until my life took a turn for the worse.