Monday, January 31, 2011

Miracle Surgery: Surgeons removed half her brain to save her life

Toddler suffered from rare condition that caused constant seizures

Katie Verdecchia was born healthy -- a beautiful baby girl.

“But when she was just a month old, she started having seizures. Soon the Vancouver, Wash., girl was seizing every day, up to 50 times a day. The diagnosis: Aicardi Syndrome, a rare disorder in which the right and left sides of the brain don't connect. Doctors told her parents, Maryalicia and Brian Verdecchia, that their daughter might live to be 8.”

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