July 12, 2019
There was a time when Gavin Vreeland was afraid he might hurt his daughter should he have a seizure while caring for her. Despite taking medication, his epileptic episodes happened frequently and without warning. But after specialized imaging and targeted brain surgery at Mayo Clinic, Gavin is now happily embracing his little one seizure-free.
July 20, 2018
Kelly Daniels tried to control her seizures with medications. But the drugs were ineffective, and they left her feeling disoriented. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she had brain surgery that stopped the seizures and put her life back on track.
June 9, 2018
Undiagnosed epilepsy disrupted Jake Weiss’ life for years. But a comprehensive evaluation finally revealed the true nature of his medical condition and gave him a new way forward.
January 11, 2018
For years, seizures caused confusion and disorder in Kristin Taheri’s daily life. Then she turned to Mayo Clinic, where she received the diagnosis she had been seeking, and her care team worked diligently to stop her seizures.
December 20, 2017
Following cutting-edge brain scanning and precision surgery, Jo Weir is catching up on decades of sleep lost to nighttime seizures, and she’s relishing her renewed energy.
November 1, 2017
After years of dealing with nighttime seizures, an Illinois man found the relief he sought after Mayo Clinic surgeons precisely mapped the source of his seizures.
July 14, 2017
After suffering her first epileptic seizure at just 10 days of age, Grace Chan required six separate brain surgeries as surgeons worked to remove the harmful tissue that was causing her seizures.
March 24, 2017
Just four months after being in a coma, Mike Short was crawling through tunnels, jumping over fiery logs, and scaling walls as part of a 5K race known as a “rugged maniac.” The Georgia native owes his ability to participate in the race to the neurocritical care team at Mayo Clinic that helped him recover […]
January 19, 2017
Five weeks before she was born, Marissa B. had a stroke in utero. When her mother went into labor, Marissa had another stroke. Diagnosed with epilepsy at birth, Marissa spent her first month of life in the neonatal intensive care unit. “When she was six months old, they did a brain MRI,” Marissa’s mom, Lisa, […]
December 22, 2016
For much of her adolescent and adult life, Erica Laney, 31, had frequent petit mal seizures. Less often, she had grand mal seizures that led to loss of consciousness and violent muscle contractions. The cause of the seizures was abnormal electrical activity throughout her brain. “The seizures started when I was 11 years old. I […]