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July 23, 2013

Overcoming Epilepsy

By SMHNadmin SMHNadmin

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 […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5294, 5335, EEG, Epilepsy, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Rachel Skaug, recovery, Rochester, seizures, Surgery


November 2, 2011

Epilepsy, Brain Surgery and then, Seizure-Free

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

We scurried like mice across the street under the cover of darkness, hugging the side of the St. Mary building when we reached it to block the wind as it gusted at 22 below zero. The light from the entrance door called like a beacon, and when we reached it all I could do was […]

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Tags: 2859, 5292, 5335, Brain surgery, EEG, Epilepsy, Erica Egge, Neurology & Neurosurgery, Surgery


April 27, 2011

Hurt and Healing

By MakalaArce MakalaArce

By: Andrea Miller Birthday gifts, Christmas gifts, graduation gifts…we’re set in a society that longs after gifts.  I have learned, however, that the most important gift one can receive is a clean bill of health.  I have not had the pleasure of knowing what that is truly like.  I have been sick on and off […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 3640, 3719, 5266, 5275, 5279, 5292, 5335, Andrea Miller, brain cancer


November 25, 2010

Jacob Harpel’s Thanksgiving Story

By Elizabeth Rice Elizabeth Rice

Eight-year-old Jacob Harpel from Glencoe, Minn., was diagnosed with a plum-sized brain tumor the day before Thanksgiving last year. He had aggressive brain surgery at Mayo Clinic in August to remove the tumor; with the surgery he had a 50% chance of losing his peripheral vision on one side and a 50% chance of speech […]

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Tags: 1136, 2868, 2871, 5279, 5292, 5294, 5306, 5335, brain tumor, Dr. Wetjen, EEG, Neurosurgery


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