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Roberto D'Angelo + Francesca Fedeli:
In our baby's illness, a life lesson

TEDGlobal 2013 · 6:17 · Filmed Jun 2013
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Roberto D'Angelo + Francesca Fedeli: In our baby's illness, a life lesson
6:17 · Filmed June 2013 at TEDGlobal 2013 · Subtitles available in 36 languages

Roberto D'Angelo and Francesca Fedeli thought their baby boy Mario was healthy — until at 10 days old, they discovered he'd had a perinatal stroke. With Mario unable to control the left side of his body, they grappled with tough questions: Would he be "normal?” Could he live a full life? The poignant story of parents facing their fears — and how they turned them around.

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Roberto D'Angelo and Francesca Fedeli created the non-profit FightTheStroke.org to open up a dialogue about the devastating effects of perinatal, neonatal and pediatric strokes. This issue is important to them for a simple reason: because they've been through it themselves, with their son Mario. Full bio
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