July 14th, 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.
November 20th, 2012
Thorough evaluation at Mayo Clinic solved the mystery of why Emily Crawford was having seizures, and successful removal of a brain tumor stopped them from occurring.
June 15th, 2010
Larry and Paulette George had never seen a seizure before when their 7 month old daughter, Christina, began having more than 100 seizures a day. They tried medication after medication, but the seizures wouldn’t stop. Paulette’s sister had heard something about a diet for seizures and mentioned it to them, but when they asked their […]
November 2nd, 2009
Less than a year ago, four-year-old Max Irvine was having hundreds of seizures a day … he couldn’t walk, talk or chew his food. A previously healthy and active preschooler, Max has epilepsy. The Irvines were told by one epilepsy specialist that their son would become mentally incompetent from his seizures. Thankfully, they refused to […]
March 3rd, 2009
Earlier this week, CBS Evening News featured the story of Mayo Clinic patient Dillon Papier and his family. Six-year-old Dillon has Niemann-Pick disease type C, a rare inherited disease that affects approximately 1 in 150,000 people. Niemann-Pick disease type C has been called childhood Alzheimer’s. Click here or the graphic above to view the CBS […]