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Patient Stories

Meet the young patients who inspire us to do our finest work. Twins who needed lifesaving surgery while still in their mom's womb. A teenager whose new lungs helped her return to cheerleading. A toddler who faced and beat an aggressive form of leukemia. Follow their journeys here.

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A Cure for Boy's Frightening Epileptic Seizures

A boy with hallucinations was diagnosed with epilepsy. After pediatric neurosurgery at UCSF to remove an abnormal growth on his brain, he's seizure-free.


The Long Struggle With Boy's Hard-to-Treat Epilepsy

A boy with hard-to-treat MAE or Doose epilepsy gets care from pediatric epileptologists,at UCSF, and his family gets much-needed support. Read more.