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Epilepsy Center Patient Stories

patient Jake holding puppy

Jake's Story

The teenage years can be difficult for anyone, as any teenager - or parent of a teenager - can attest. They were especially challenging, however, for Jake, now age 19, who was first diagnosed with epilepsy at age 14.

patient Ella being held by her father

Ella's Story

Ella Grimes was diagnosed with Infantile Spasms as a toddler. Read this story of an Infantile Spasm survivor and learn about epilepsy treatment for children.

patient John

John's Story

John Lawson Florer is a happy first-grader at Hyer Elementary School in Highland Park. When he was 17 months, surgeons at Children's Health disconnected the left and right sides of his brain to help stop the epileptic seizures he was having.


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