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Addy’s Fight Like a Girl Story (Epilepsy/ Pediatric Stroke)

Addys_story_epilepsy_pediatric_strokeMy daugher, Addy, had a stroke at five months old; we were told that seizures could happen at any time due to the stroke.  Addy had her first seizure in 2010, she was put on meds and things seemed okay. Over the next few years her seizures became more and more frequent. She went into status two or three times every two weeks. She had a Vegus Nerve stimulator implanted, as well as a port.  Addy went from one pill a day to 24 a day. She had to have a feeding tube placed because she was not getting enough calories from all the seizures she was having. Addy never let any of this get her down; she always had a smile on her face. Her joy for life was contagious. On Feb 24, 2013, Addy got her Angel Wings.  She fought harder than anyone I know.  She is, and will forever be, our Little Warrior. We created a non-profit in her memory, “Addys Giving Heart”; we take small individual boxes of toys to sick chidren in the hospital spreading kindness one box at a time.  www.addysgivingheart.org

Frances

US

Submitted 08/07/2014

The informational content of this article is intended to convey a personal experience and, because every person’s experience is unique, should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

This article is intended to convey general educational information and should not be relied upon as a substitute for professional healthcare advice.

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