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Teen with Hemophilia & Epilepsy Takes Risk on a Cure

Lance is an Indianapolis teen who was diagnosed with hemophilia and epilepsy when he was only 5 days old. On November 9, 2006 he was wheeled into an operating room at Cleveland Clinic, and his life was about to change forever. His journey, a struggle of disappointments and tears, victory and laughter, was all sustained by unrelenting support from his family. He underwent a WADA procedure, intracranial evaluation with subdural electrodes, brain mapping and, finally, surgery. Since his treatment at Cleveland Clinic, Lance remains seizure-free, reminiscing about the past but hopeful for the future. Now, says his mother, Michelle, "There is a confidence level I see in him that I haven't seen in a very long time. I see him laughing a lot more, smiling a lot more. … He's just happier."

The Gift Goes On: Grant Gives Back

When Grant Osborne was treated at Cleveland Clinic for epilepsy, it changed his life. He stopped having seizures and could live like a normal kid. Eleven months after surgery, with the desire to give back, Grant Osborne brought all his birthday presents to the hospital and gave them to the kids who were in the Pediatric Epilepsy Monitoring Unit, where they are first evaluated for epileptic symptoms. His mother, Dana Osborne, a parent ambassador with Cleveland Clinic's Pediatric Epilepsy Support Group, says "We are on the other side and we know things are good and we want to share that with other people. We want to let them know that there is hope."

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