Michael had suffered six strokes.

Michael had suffered six strokes.
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He had to learn how to walk and sit up again. Now a year later, he is fully recovered. 

Eric’s story isn’t uncommon.

Eric’s story isn’t uncommon.
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When parents are tired and there is a change in routine, their subconscious takes over and can lead them to forgetting things, even their children.

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Michelle says people should try to understand and think before they speak.

Michelle says people should try to understand and think before they speak.
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"Put yourself in somebody else's place and imagine what they're going through. Or try."

Eric still has trouble talking about what happened.

Eric still has trouble talking about what happened.
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But he feels it is important to share his story to prevent it from happening to other parents and children. "The fact there's a story to tell is a blessing. Hopefully we can save some other parent from a similar circumstance."

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