Tag: Seizures


Debilitating Seizures Lead to Diagnosis of Dravet syndrome

April 27th, 2016

“Shelby was six months old when she had her first grand mal seizure” Shelby and her twin brother were born at 34 weeks. Despite weighing a mere five pounds at birth, Shelby was released from the hospital with her brother. The first sign of her health problems were seen after her six month checkup. Seven […]

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Illeona’s Visit to Orlando

February 22nd, 2016

“A welcome break from her regular life indoors” Illeonna was just four years old when she had her first seizure. The tiny tot spent a week in the hospital following the episode that would change the course of her life. Results from an MRI and EEG showed that Illeona had abnormal cerebral activity in the […]

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Wish Kid Alexis Has Been Troubled With Rett Syndrome Since Infancy

February 12th, 2016

“But her wish trip to Disney gave her the time of her life” As an infant, Alexis was not meeting her physical and development milestones. She was initially diagnosed as being mentally and globally delayed and then later with autism. It was a neurologist, though, that gave Alexis an all encompassing diagnosis. Genetic testing showed […]

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Cabela’s and Hilltop Mall Treat Wish Kid to a Grand Shopping Spree

February 8th, 2016

“He wore a grin from ear to ear” During his traumatic delivery, Cordell’s umbilical cord was wrapped tightly around his neck twice. Immediately after his birth, doctors administered CPR, but it was unknown how long Cordell went without oxygen. His physicians were unable to give his frantic family any answers as to whether or not […]

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Tyler with Boston Red Sox player Jackie Bradley Jr

Wish Kid Tyler and His VIP Boston Red Sox Experience

January 13th, 2016

When Tyler was a young child, tests showed that he had some abnormalities known to cause epilepsy. At 8 years old, Tyler had his first grand mal seizure. Tyler is the family comedian. He’s smart as a whip with a wonderful sense of humor. Known to be a little dare-devil, Tyler has a wildly adventurous […]

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Flying High with Ethan

October 20th, 2015

“From roller coasters to indoor skydiving, this wish let him explore his adventurous side” Ethan wasn’t drinking his bottle, had a high pitched squeal, and the compressions in his stomach for breathing were abnormal. Ethan was admitted to the hospital, and doctors placed a feeding tube in his little body. Then he started to have […]

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Kids Wish Network Partners with Oklahoma City Thunder’s Kevin Durant to Grant Wish

October 1st, 2015

“Beaver Dam Boy with Epilepsy Meets Basketball Star” Derek was diagnosed in 2014 with epilepsy after a sleep study showed that he was having seizures at night every five minutes. Derek was taking six different seizure medications four times a day to manage his condition. He underwent a series of three brain surgeries at Children’s […]

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Making Myli’s Wish Come True

July 21st, 2015

“She got to meet all her favorites from Frozen” Born eight weeks premature, Myli started suffering from seizures immediately and was flown to a nearby children’s hospital for her first two weeks of life. At her one-month follow-up appointment, her doctor noticed Myli’s legs were not functioning normally and were somewhat crossed. According to her […]

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