On March 22, 2011 Nate and I were blessed with a very special gift, our first son, George "Nolan" Irish. The pregnancy and delivery was uneventful until the very end when the nurse told us we had a distressed baby that was not getting enough oxygen. Frightened we waited for the doctor to arrive. Once the doctor finally arrived and delivered Nolan I asked if he had brain damage. The doctor replied, "We never guarantee anything but he looks healthy to me." My fear of brain damage quickly diminished as we all enjoyed this bundle of joy who looked perfectly healthy. After numerous appointments with the pediatrician it wasn't until Nolan was 9 months old that we knew something was definitely wrong. We insisted Nolan be referred to a specialist as he still wasn't using his right hand. He saw on orthopedist and a physiatrist, everyone was puzzled. Fortunately, a family member was able to get Nolan an appointment with a neurolgist. She suggested an MRI to determine if Nolan suffered a stroke. We were devastated at just the thought. We had no idea babies and children had strokes. The MRI revealed our worst nightmare, Nolan did indeed have a stroke which caused mild cerebral palsy affecting his right side. The neurologist suggested it most likely happened during the delivery. Nolan immediately began physical, occupational, and speech therapy. Nolan is the most loving child and just looking at him makes you want to smile. Hiis determination through all of this amazes us everyday. Thanks for reading his story and please spread the word, babies and children have strokes too!