condition: Epilepsy

Jacob’s Story

Jacob was born on October 21st, 2011.  Around 10 months I started noticing that he wasn’t acting right and right away I made a doctors appointment, the doctors referred us to Nationwide Children’s. Right away they started doing some tests, blood work, MRI and EEG. When tests came back the Neurology doctor came in and […]

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Maggie “Monkey”

Maggie was my youngest of three kiddos. Her brother Dan (20) is the oldest, Mary Kate (18) is right in the middle and Mag just turned 16 in September. Being the baby, Maggie was often the center of attention. Maggie has Lennox Gastaut Syndrome, a severe form of epilepsy. She didn’t get that diagnosis until […]

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Brionna’s Story

Brionna’s Epilepsy symptoms started when she was only 6 months old. She has multiple seizure types.  Brionna has been fighting a very tough battle not only because of the seizures but also because of the medications she has been on to try to control them. But Brionna is a strong and spunky little girl – […]

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Macy’s Story

Macy was just one year old when she was transported to Nationwide Children’s Hospital because she suffered a seizure that lasted over 30 minutes, resulting in her having to be intubated. Later, she had febrile seizures that were outside of normal standards and has since developed epilepsy. Although she is young, Macy has already endured […]

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Strongest Little Girl

In 2011, we adopted our daughter, Rae, from China. She was part of the special needs program through our agency. When we chose to do special needs adoption, we knew how good Children’s Hospital was, and that they would help us with whatever needs our daughter may have. Little did we know how special Children’s […]

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Hailey’s Story

Hailey had her first seizure when she was just 18 months old. By the time she was a toddler, she was having 30 to 40 seizures a day. Diagnosed with medically intractable treatment-resistant epilepsy, Hailey’s family says they lived life in a bubble because they never knew when the next seizure would come or how […]

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Kaylin’s Story

It’s hard to believe that life can be complicated when you are only 4-months old. But it can be. That’s when Kaylin Williams first began having seizures. Within a month, she had developed a second type of seizure. What followed was a year-and-a-half of treatment. During this time, Kaylin also experienced delays in her development […]

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Our Journey

We started our journey here at Nationwide Children’s Hospital a little over six years ago. We started seeing A’niya’s seizures when she was three months old. We brought her in and they began testing. At this time I was still only 17 years old. I was scared, confused and hurt. December 10th of 2010 is […]

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Gaige’s Story

Stopping Gaige’s Seizures If he stayed up late, Gaige had a seizure. When he got too excited about an upcoming family event, the arrival of Christmas or his birthday, he had a seizure. If he exerted himself while playing basketball, he had a seizure. When the seizures started at 3 years old, Gaige had a […]

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