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 […]
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 4, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Epilepsy surgery was a scary thing, but it was the miracle Christina needed to go forth and grow.
November 28, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Epilepsy surgery ended Tiffany Hanson’s seizures and started a new, active life.
November 23, 2012 · Leave a Comment
Shelby Birch’s whole family gave up mashed potatoes to help her with a diet that controls her seizures.
November 2, 2011 · Leave a Comment
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 […]
October 25, 2011 · Leave a Comment
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=5GszNst4xBc Carla Huelsmann was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was 2 years old. Throughout her childhood and early adult years, she experienced mainly petit mal seizures. She continued through life, adjusting to her disease as needed. Once Huelsmann welcomed her daughter, the hormone levels in her body changed, making controlling her seizures much more difficult.