Katie Woolf caught up with Mum Megan Smith to talk about Stride4Stroke

Katie Woolf caught up with Megan Smith, whose daughter Kayla had a stroke at the age of 11 years old.

Megan explained that Kayla’s stroke happened after whiplash and hitting her head on a ride at Movie World, but the stroke didn’t happen until 4 days later.

Every Year about 2 children in every 100,000 will have a stroke. Strokes can occur in all age groups – from newborns to older teenagers. Sometimes strokes occur in babies before they are born with an estimate of one newborn in every 2,300 – 5,000 having a stroke.

To help raise money into research and support for stroke victims, Megan is going to be riding her bike from Palmerston to 

To support Megan while she raises money for Stride4Stroke you can head to: