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WHEREAS, according to the National Stroke Association, stroke remains among the top 10 causes of death in children, with stroke occurring in approximately 1 in 1,600 to 4,000 live births each year; and

WHEREAS, between 50 and 85 percent of infants and children who have a pediatric stroke will have serious permanent neurological disabilities, including paralysis, speech and vision problems, seizures, learning and behavioral difficulties, and may require ongoing physical therapy and surgeries; and

WHEREAS, the life-long health concerns and treatments resulting from pediatric stroke can cause a heavy financial and emotional toll on the child, their family, and society; and

WHEREAS, very little is known about the cause, treatment and prevention of pediatric stroke, and its risk factors, symptoms, prevention efforts and treatment are often different in children than in adults; and

WHEREAS, only through medical research can effective treatment and prevention strategies for pediatric stroke be identified, and early diagnosis can greatly improve chances of recovery and prevention; and

WHEREAS, the month of May is an opportunity to recognize and support the efforts, programs, services and dedicated work of organizations across the State of Nevada as they strive to enhance public awareness of pediatric stroke;

NOW, THEREFORE, I, STEVE SISOLAK, GOVERNOR OF THE STATE OF NEVADA, do hereby proclaim May 2019 as

PEDIATRIC STROKE AWARNESS MONTH IN NEVADA

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IN WITNESS WHEREOF, I have hereunto set my hand and caused the Great Seal of the State of Nevada to be affixed at the State Capitol in Carson City, this 14th day of May 2019

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