Girl who suffered a stroke in the womb starts school after defying doctors who said she would never walk or speak

Girl who suffered a stroke in the womb starts school after defying doctors who said she would never walk or speak Doctors did not expect Maddie to be able to walk or talk after she suffered a stroke before her birthAt seven months she sat up for the first time – giving her parents hopeOne of two babies per thousand have brain injuries before birth and survive | UPDATED: 14:50 GMT, 4 September 2012 A four-year-old girl who suffered a massive stroke in the womb has stunned doctors by using the healthy side of her brain to walk and talk.