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  • Epilepsy: A Life-long Disease or Merely a Symptom?

    Tue, Aug 22, 2017 | Reading Time: 7 Minute Read
    Ray’s Inspirational Journey With Epilepsy When Ray was born, his parents had no reason to believe he had a problem. An ultrasound during pregnancy had shown a low amount of amniotic fluid. After 20 hours of labor, a C-section was performed. At first, doctors noted he was a bit pale and lethargic, but felt he was well enough to be sent home. They had no idea he had epilepsy.

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  • Autism and Epilepsy: Matilde’s Amazing Journey Toward Wellness

    Thu, Jun 22, 2017 | Reading Time: 5 Minute Read
    During her pregnancy, Matilde’s mother found it difficult to eat because she was often nauseated. She needed frequent bed rest. In the seventh month, an ultrasound showed that the baby’s weight was low. Mother noted that during her pregnancy with Matilde’s older sister, the baby had kicked and responded more to sounds. After a painful labor, Matilde was born. During the first month, she was too quiet and rarely cried.

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  • Learning Problems Success Story: Haylie

    Thu, May 11, 2017 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    A Letter from Haylie A young woman recalls her experience on The Institutes Program and how it changed her life Haylie writes a letter to her family. Dear Family and Friends, I am writing to thank you for all of your help with overcoming my brain injury. For the last couple of years I have made a lot of progress and I don’t think of myself as brain-injured anymore.

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  • Birth Trauma: The Astonishing Story of Pierre Updated – 11/30/2016

    Thu, Dec 1, 2016 | Reading Time: 6 Minute Read
    Learning Disabilities Can Be Overcome More than a year ago we reported on the wonderful story of Pierre. We recently had an update from his family. His extraordinary story just keeps getting better. One of our mothers in South Africa wrote to us about her son—a young man whom we never met but whose life was greatly influenced by The Institutes. At birth the umbilical cord was wrapped around Pierre’s neck and he was almost delivered by caesarean section.

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  • Intraventricular Hemorrhage and Brain Injury

    Wed, Jan 20, 2016 | Reading Time: 4 Minute Read
    Alikhan: Charming, intelligent, and pretty much unstoppable Alikhan Alikhan was born 12 weeks premature after a long and difficult labor. Parents learned in the intensive care unit that Alikhan had suffered a Grade III intraventricular hemorrhage. Oxygen was administered, and he was incubated, medicated, and monitored. He had seizures shortly after birth and was started on anticonvulsant medications. Parents were told that Alikhan had a brain injury and that they could not give a prognosis.

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  • Cerebral Palsy Success Story: Aaron 11/5/2014

    Wed, Nov 5, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    Cerebral Palsy Success Story Aaron was delivered prematurely by emergency cesarean section. He was not breathing and needed the help of a respirator to survive his first day. He weighed less than four pounds. At four months of age, he was diagnosed with cerebral palsy. Before his first birthday, Aaron had his first seizure and was started on anti-convulsant medication. Before his second birthday, Aaron had already been hospitalized for pneumonia twice, and a tube was inserted for his feeding.

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  • Hurt Kids Success Story: Blanca 03/27/2014

    Thu, Mar 27, 2014 | Reading Time: 2 Minute Read
    The Institutes would like to share the story of one of our children who we just saw again last week. Her name is Blanca. Blanca was born in Spain in August 2008. The umbilical cord was wrapped around her neck twice. At only eight hours of age she began to have seizures and was immediately placed on Phenobarbitol and Valium. At 18 months of age, Blanca was functionally blind, deaf, and immobile.

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