May is Pediatric Stroke Awareness month

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Joining the signing were (seated) Jack Sanders, Seth Sanders, Ian Sanders, Alex Ward, Judge Linda Grant, Hayley Ward, and Hayden Ward; (standing) Krista Sanders, Kelly Barker, Willie Ward, Jennifer Ward, Cory Ward, Dickie Moore, and Gail Moore.


Photo by April Walker

Freestone County Judge Linda Grant signed a document proclaiming May as Pediatric Stroke Awareness Month in honor of Fairfield resident Alex Ward. Stroke occurs at a rate of 1 in 1,600 to 4,000 live births each year, and in 12 in 100,000 children per year. Stroke is the sixth leading cause of death in children. The annual Righty Run fundraiser is slated to begin at 6:45 a.m. Saturday, April 30, at the Fairfield Lake State Park.


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