KMBZ: How an 8-year-old boy survived a stroke
Mason was complaining of a headache.
His mom thought, well, her 8-year-old been out in the sun all day. No big deal, she thought. Kids get headaches sometimes.
But the next day, when Mason began drooling and had trouble talking... she and Mason's step-father knew something bad was happening, and they rushed the boy to a hospital.
This was a matter of life and death, and Mason was close to death.
Doctors found that Mason had suffered a stroke. The artery feeding the backside of his brain was blocked. And it was potentially catastrophic.
Listen to the story of how Mason survived, and how he's doing now via KMBZ.
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