Division of Neurology Patient Stories
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Natalie’s Story: Novel Treatment of Aicardi Goutieres Syndrome
Natalie could walk, talk, and was ahead of all milestones for her age. Then, when she was 18 months old, her parents, Nicole and Patrick, noticed her lifting her big toes off the ground when she walked, as though she had a splinter or cut on the bottom of her foot.
Brandon’s Story: Ketogenic Diet Cures Myoclonic Atonic Epilepsy
Read about Brandon's journey from dangerously uncontrollable seizures to seizure-freedom for the past 10 years.
Nadia’s Story: Selective Dorsal Rhizotomy for Cerebral Palsy
Selective dorsal rhizotomy surgery followed by intensive physical and occupational therapy enabled Nadia to walk without an assistive device for the first time at age 6.
Kylen’s Story: Ketogenic Diet to Control Seizures
Just a few days after he was born, Kylen suffered four seizures and was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Killian’s Story: Medical Management of the IMPDH2 Genetic Variant
Call it a mother’s intuition. Though Killian appeared to be growing and developing normally during prenatal appointments, Jennifer couldn’t stop worrying something was wrong.
Hassani’s Story: Hemispherotomy to Control Seizures from Hemimegalencephaly
Learning that their child has a brain condition was a traumatic experience for Samia and Andre.
Katie Grace’s Story: Whole Genome Sequencing to Diagnose Leukodystrophy
Katie Grace’s balance and mobility issues were a mystery until a neurologic issue was identified as the cause. Whole genome sequencing through a clinical trial led by CHOP’s Leukodystrophy Center provided a clear diagnosis and a plan forward.
Hemispherotomy Brain Surgery to Treat Epilepsy: Colton’s Story
Thanks to the support of his adoptive parents and the relentless commitment of his care team at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia, 5-year-old Colton has come a long way since suffering traumatic brain injury as a newborn.
Hemispherotomy Surgery to Treat Seizures: Matthew’s Story
Matthew has been through a lot in his young life. Thankfully, between his adoptive parents and his medical team at CHOP, he’s got a great support team in his corner.
Learning to Grieve: Joseph “Joey” Nolan’s Story
Support from CHOP’s palliative care and bereavement specialists helped Joey’s family through the heartbreaking experience of losing a child and brother.