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The Lutz Family

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At a very young age, I started experiencing minor seizures. We went to my pediatrician multiple times, receiving no answers. It became something that we kept under the rug and began to ignore. In seventh grade, I began suffering extreme generalized tonic-clonic seizures. They became progressively dangerous, which led to my epilepsy diagnosis. 

I was put on multiple medications, but they were not a permanent solution. After many late-night visits to the emergency room, I was recommended to Boston Children's Hospital. They ran multiple tests and attempted a surgery, but it was just too dangerous. I was then referred to a very experienced team of doctors at the Mayo Clinic in Minnesota. We thought it would be a stretch, but it was our only option. 

In September 2019, we traveled to Minnesota. A prestigious team of doctors met with me and my parents to say they could perform a surgery that has a high chance of success. They would place a device called a Responsive NeuroStimulator (RNS) that stimulates my abnormal brain waves. This was my only option for a shot to be seizure-free.

On December 3, 2019, Dr. Kai Miller, a well-known surgeon, performed a successful eight-hour surgery. Every three months I pay a visit to The Mayo Clinic to adjust the stimulations, and I am still on medication. But I am definitely on the right path to a solution.


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