Ken Rudge suffered a stroke at the age of 55, and while he survived the ordeal, he was left with mobility and speech difficulties. The adult members of the family understood the gravity of the situation and what had taken place, but this wasn’t the case for his grandson Ethan (aged 12 at the time), all he understood was that his granddad had changed and he didn’t know why.
Ethan’s experience has now been used as a basis for a new comic book designed to help youngsters in a similar situation. The comic book is called ‘Medikidz Explain Stroke’ and helps to explain how stroke affects the human body.
In the story Ethan’s character avoids his granddad after the stroke and finds himself surrounded by five medical superheroes called Medikidz. They take Ethan to their planet, Mediland, which is an exact replica of the human body.
The story continues with the Medikidz showing Ethan exactly why strokes happen, how they affect the body...