For nearly 10 years, Kate suffered from severe epileptic seizures and lived with life-altering side effects from her many medications. In this video and in her first-person story below, Kate shares her story about how an experimental treatment has changed her life.
Thanksgiving of 1999 was going to be a great day. My mom was coming home from the hospital after having surgery, and our entire family would be together for a big dinner that afternoon. It was shaping up to be a great holiday—that is, until I had my first seizure. I had the seizure at about 7 a.m. but I don’t remember anything except waking up in the local emergency room with a terrible headache and not being able to move my left side. …
New England Cable News shares the story of an 11-year old Children’s patient who got to go home to spend Thanksgiving with his family after being discharged from the hospital.
Research from Children’s Hospital Boston’s Heather Rosen, MD, MPH, finds that people who are admitted to the hospital for trauma are more likely to die from their injuries if they don’t have health insurance than if they do. In this WBUR report, Rosen offers some possible explanations for the alarming disparity.
Her research was also reported on by the Associated Press.