Neuroscience Center Patient Stories

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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.

Brain Tumor: Devon’s Story

Devons headshot

Devon underwent surgery, chemotherapy and proton therapy for a brain tumor the size of a softball. Within months, she started college and made the Dean’s List.  

Sara's Story: Surgery to Treat Epilepsy

Sara lived with seizures until age 9. Her family flew 7,000 miles from United Arab Emirates so she could undergo epilepsy surgery at Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. Every day since, Sara has told her mom how happy she is to have had the procedure.