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Singing for awareness

CHAMPAIGN -- It's a disease which can change a child's life even before being born.
CHAMPAIGN -- It's a disease which can change a child's life even before being born. Perinatal strokes occur in one of every 2,700 live births. About five of every 100,000 children suffer a stroke before 19.

Nicole Morgan's son, Maxwell, suffered a stroke before he was born. Morgan thought she and her family were alone in their struggle. Turns out they weren't and now they want to educate others.

"We just wanted to draw awareness to the town about pediatric stroke," said Morgan. "Unfortunately, it's not in the 'what to expect books' or baby books. So we figured, in Champaign, if there was a way to spread awareness, it would be through singing."

There was a silent auction and bake sale. They hope to raise $4,000 for the cause. All proceeds go to CHASA, a children's stroke organization.
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