9-year-old Bedford boy who suffered a stroke returns home

Posted: Updated:
Rocky Serrano celebrated his final day Friday at Mount Pleasant Blythedale School with his classmates. Rocky Serrano celebrated his final day Friday at Mount Pleasant Blythedale School with his classmates.
VALHALLA -

A 9-year-old boy who suffered a stroke in July spent his last day Friday at Mount Pleasant Blythedale School with his classmates.

Rocky Serrano is leaving Blythedale Children's Hospital and preparing to head back to school in Bedford.

"I'm just happy to be doing great," says Rocky.

The fourth-grader has come a long way since suffering a severe stroke.

"When you have an injury to your brain, it affects how we think, how we use our upper extremities to perform our fine motor skills like dressing, bathing, eating," says Dr. Kathy Silverman. "We helped him along his recovery to regain those skills he had lost on July 1."

Rocky was admitted to the hospital program at Blythedale beginning intense therapy and school.

MORE: GoFundMe page set up to help 9-year-old Bedford stroke victim

Teacher Corryn Morris-Fisco says everyone is going to miss Rocky.

"We're really going to miss him, but we're so proud of the work he did here at Blythedale," says Morris-Fisco. "He's spectacular. He has an amazing, sophisticated sense of humor, so funny, and his timing is perfect and he is so kind."

Rocky says he will miss the friends he's made, but promises to keep in touch. He says he will take what's learned back with him to Bedford.

sorry to interrupt
your first 20 are free
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please enjoy 20 complimentary views of articles, photos, and videos during the next 30 days.
you have reached your 20 view limit
Access to News 12 is free for Optimum, Comcast®, Spectrum Networks® and Service ElectricSM customers.
Please login or create an account to continue enjoying News12.
Our sign-up page is undergoing maintenance and is not currently available. However, you will be given direct access to news12.com while we complete our upgrade.
When we are back up and running you will be prompted at that time to complete your sign in. Until then, enjoy the local news, weather, traffic and more that's "as local as local news gets."