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February 1st, 2017

14-Year-Old Writes the Book on Beating the Odds

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Nathaniel Kirera wasn’t expected to survive birth. When he did, then he wasn’t expected to live to see his first birthday, much less his 14th. He also wasn’t supposed to be able learn, let alone write a book. But he’s done all that, and today his medical odyssey is behind him. That Nate has achieved […]

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Tags: Child and Adolescent Neurology, Dr. Katherine Nickels, Dr. Nicholas Wetjen, Hydrocephalus


November 8th, 2016

Changing Minds While Learning to Live With Epilepsy

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The first time Tehya Mrotek had a seizure during class, she had just begun high school. Most of the faculty and staff at Stewartville High School didn’t know how to respond to Tehya’s condition. The school nurse recognized what had happened, however. The nurse explained it to Tehya when she regained consciousness from her tonic-clonic […]

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Tags: Child and Adolescent Neurology, Dr. Katherine Nickels, Epilepsy


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