January 30, 2014 · Leave a Comment
In one brief statement, Barbara Smith can sum up the impact that the staff in the Department of Neurology at Mayo Clinic in Arizona had on her and her husband as they faced several difficult and frightening medical problems: “They are our life-changing heroes.” For 40 years, seizures were just part of life for Barbara. […]
November 9, 2013 · Leave a Comment
For the past eight years, Nicole Dehn, 30, has had pangs of sadness whenever she passes a small grove of trees on the road near her Jacksonville, Fla., home. The trees are a constant reminder of the day epilepsy took her freedom. Nov. 14 2005. It’s the day Dehn had a seizure while driving. Her […]
July 23, 2013 · Leave a Comment
My name is Rachel Skaug, formerly Rachel Kaalberg, and I used to have epileptic seizures as a child. My seizures started at four months old, which was in 1988, and lasted until I was 10 years old, in 1998. I am from Madison, Wis. Much of my testing happened at Mayo Clinic in Rochester, Minn. I […]
May 29, 2013 · Leave a Comment
The phrase “soccer mom” might be a cliché, but for Jessica Cook of Jacksonville, Fla., it was apropos. The mom of three boys (ages 6, 10 and 13) spent hours in the car each week driving her sons from one field to another for their weekly soccer practices and games. With a family history of […]
March 5, 2013 · Leave a Comment
One of Arden Berge’s most surprising discoveries while he was a graduate student in meteorology had nothing to do with the weather. “I’d been lying on the bed reading, and all of a sudden I looked up and there were paramedics standing over me,” says Berge. He’d soon learn why. He’d had a seizure, and […]
December 30, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Carla Huelsmann felt seizures were taking over her life. Surgery at Mayo Clinic gave it back to her.
December 25, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Surgery to treat epilepsy has allowed Melissa Bruesehoff to enjoy many things that once seemed out of reach — including motherhood.
December 24, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Sean Murphy enduring debilitating chronic headaches due to Chiari type I malformation; Mayo Clinic surgeons provided relief.
December 7, 2012 · Leave a Comment
When Dan Smith experienced numbness in his hand, arm and cheek, he came to Mayo Clinic where doctors diagnosed a cavernous malformation.
December 5, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Talk about a strong mother-daughter bond — Margie Hartmann and her daughter, Jessica McNeil, had Gamma Knife surgery on the same day.