‘How could this happen to a baby?’: Cape Town mom on how her eight-month-old suffered a stroke

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Blaine Benjamin had a stroke at just eight months old. He was diagnosed with a rare blood clot disease. (Photo: SUPPLIED)
Blaine Benjamin had a stroke at just eight months old. He was diagnosed with a rare blood clot disease. (Photo: SUPPLIED)

This can’t be right, she thought. How could her eight-month-old baby be having a stroke? Surely it had to be a mistake?

But as Amber Benjamin soon discovered, there was no error. Her baby boy, Blaine, had indeed had a stroke and now faces a lifetime of medical treatment.

Her son was a strong, healthy and happy baby, Amber tells YOU. Then in December last year he developed a fever. The right side of his body went limp and the right half of his face was contorted.

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