Comic characters come to the rescue

They might not have superpowers, but a group of cartoon characters have come to the rescue of neurologists, helping them and families with the daunting task of explaining stroke to the young relatives of patients.

The cartoon characters appearance in a comic book that tells the true story of a nine-year-old boy who struggles to come to terms with the consequences of his grandfather’s stroke.

“Stroke can be difficult for children to understand due to the combination of physical, mental and emotional changes,” say Stroke Foundation CEO Dr Erin