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‘Horror movie’ moment: Mom watches 5-year-old daughter’s face fall off during massive stroke

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Victoria Fisher was just five years old when she was damaged with a third of her brain after collapsing with a stroke at school before experiencing a second in hospital

Victoria was just 5 when she collapsed at school, unable to smile or raise both of her arms above her head
Victoria was just 5 when she collapsed at school, unable to smile or raise both of her arms above her head

A schoolgirl who was partially paralyzed after two strokes at the age of five now turns to strangers to help her regain her independence.

Victoria Fisher, from South Croydon, London, was a fit and healthy little girl when she suddenly collapsed at school in November 2019, unable to use one side of her body.

Her mother, Laura Hindle, 38, looked on in disbelief as she was taken to hospital, where she suffered a second stroke that damaged a third of her brain and paralyzed the left side of her body.

Victoria, now eight years old, still suffers from hemiplegia (severe weakness on her left side) which causes extreme tiredness and difficulty completing certain tasks.

Stay home mum, Laura told The Mirror: “I still can’t believe it to this day, it’s awful.







Victoria in intensive care after suffering a stroke
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“I had gotten a call from her school to say she had fallen a bit in the playground but she was fine so I said ‘thanks for letting me know’ and wasn’t overly concerned.

“But a few hours later I got another call to say she was very ill and I had to come straight away because they had called an ambulance.

“When I got there she had completely collapsed, she was just leaning against one side of the room.

“She couldn’t talk to me or anything.

“When the paramedics got there, they asked her to put her hands over her head, but she could only raise her right arm.







Victoria had a visible drop on one side of her face and could not move her left side
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Mum Laura described the moment she saw her daughter’s face fall as something out of a “horror movie”.
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“Then they asked her to smile and there was a drop on one side.

“For a split second it occurred to me ‘she had a stroke’.

“But then I said to myself, don’t be ridiculous, kids don’t have strokes.”

Victoria was taken to hospital where tests confirmed Laura’s worst fears – she had suffered a stroke but doctors couldn’t pinpoint a trigger or cause.

It wasn’t until the next day, while waiting in hospital with her parents for a scan, that Victoria suffered a second massive stroke that paralyzed her left side and damaged 30 percent of her brain.

Laura, a mother of four, said: “We were walking down the corridor and she turned around and said, ‘My headache is coming back’.

“Just as she put her hand to her head, she collapsed.

“I had never heard of a child having a stroke, I was in shock, we couldn’t understand what the doctors were talking about until they showed us their scans and we saw the damage.

“Seeing my child’s face visibly fall to one side was horrific, it was like something out of a horror movie.”

After extensive research, Laura discovered a machine that would restore Victoria’s ability to use her arm by stimulating the nerves that send messages from the brain to the limbs.







Victoria before her strokes, which damaged a third of her brain
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Laura Hindle)







Now Victoria has limited use of her left arm
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Victoria has already benefited from the temporary use of the Saebo-Stimulator Pro device in the weeks following her stroke while recovering at The Children’s Trust for Children with Brain Injuries.

But now Laura is desperate to give her daughter a “normal life” after admitting some children have already started teasing Victoria about her injury.

now Laura has set up a GoFundMe To raise £1,000 for the machine and therapy to help Victoria, with all proceeds going towards further rehabilitation which could support a normal lifestyle.

She said: “People who don’t know Victoria might just think that her walk injured her.

“But she suffers from extreme fatigue and tends to fall over a lot.

“She’s had some grief over other kids being rude and saying things like, ‘You can’t play with us because you only have one arm.’

“It’s difficult because children often don’t understand things they can’t see, and you can’t see a stroke.







Victoria with her younger brother Joshua before suffering her stroke
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Laura Hindle)







Now, Victoria’s smile is still slightly compromised due to hemiplegia, or weakness, on her left side
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Laura Hindle)

“Sometimes it’s heartbreaking to watch her because she wishes so badly that she could do something as simple as remove a pen cap without having to ask someone to do it for her or put on her school tie.

“She is such a bright and spirited little girl, she loves to dance and play just like any other child her age.

“I want her to have access to everything you would expect from normal life, like being able to put on makeup as she gets older.

“I always tell her you’re no different than everyone else, you just need a little more time.”

To donate to Victoria’s fundraiser, click here.

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