Despite her happy disposition, Rylee had a big roadblock: frequent seizures. Six months past her epilepsy surgery, she hasn’t had any.
Epilepsy / Seizures
Gabriel used to experience up to 50 seizures while living with epilepsy. Today he is a creative 13-year-old who dreams of being a paramedic.
Seizures are mysterious. They’re hard to predict and they can’t be seen, except with special tests of the brain. So, what causes seizures?
Infantile spasms are a medical emergency. Immediate treatment is critical because many children go on to develop other forms of epilepsy.
Meet Mareena, a 9-year-old living a life free of seizures after undergoing epilepsy surgery at the CHOC Neuroscience Institute.
Ian began sleepwalking as a toddler, which turned out to be seizures. Thanks to testing and epilepsy surgery at CHOC, he is now seizure free.
Meet Kathy, a member of the CHOC Family Advisory Council, who stands ready to help a fellow parent of a child contending with epilepsy.