Neuroscience Center Patient Stories

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Alexandria’s Story: Burr Hole Hemispherotomy for Seizures Caused By Perinatal Stroke

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Alexandria was born at Pennsylvania Hospital, the nation’s first hospital, located in downtown Philadelphia. Everything seemed fine just after her C-section delivery, but within 24 hours of her birth, her mother, Kacy, noticed Alexandria’s eye twitching. She pointed it out to a nurse who brought in a neonatologist to evaluate the newborn. The neonatologist said the twitch was, in fact, a seizure.

Natalie’s Story: Novel Treatment of Aicardi Goutieres Syndrome

Natalie Treatment of Aicardi Goutieres Syndrome Leukodystrophy

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.

Patrick’s Story: Intravenous Immunoglobulin to Treat MOGAD

For Eileen and Brenden, March 14, 2020, is not only memorable because it was the day the United States declared a National Emergency due to the COVID-19 outbreak. It was also the day their son, Patrick, suffered a concussion that led to a potentially life-changing diagnosis.