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 long it would last.

Desperate to see their daughter’s quality of life improve, Hailey’s parents turned to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Level 4 Epilepsy Center – a program offering advanced epilepsy surgery services.

In February of 2017, Hailey underwent intracranial monitoring. This two-stage surgery involves mapping the brain to determine the exact location of seizure onset. In order to capture this vital information, neurosurgeons removed a piece of Hailey’s skull and placed electrodes directly on her brain. Over the next week, Hailey’s team of neurologists mapped each seizure to prepare for her second surgery – when they would remove the area of the brain causing the seizures.

While Hailey’s road to recovery following epilepsy surgery was long, it proved to be a life-saving solution. Today Hailey remains seizure free.

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  • Name: Hailey .Hailey
  • Condition(s): Epilepsy
  • Age Today: 07/25/20118 Years

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 long it would last.

Desperate to see their daughter’s quality of life improve, Hailey’s parents turned to Nationwide Children’s Hospital Level 4 Epilepsy Center – a program offering advanced epilepsy surgery services.

In February of 2017, Hailey underwent intracranial monitoring. This two-stage surgery involves mapping the brain to determine the exact location of seizure onset. In order to capture this vital information, neurosurgeons removed a piece of Hailey’s skull and placed electrodes directly on her brain. Over the next week, Hailey’s team of neurologists mapped each seizure to prepare for her second surgery – when they would remove the area of the brain causing the seizures.

While Hailey’s road to recovery following epilepsy surgery was long, it proved to be a life-saving solution. Today Hailey remains seizure free.

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