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Baby Alondra’s Infantile Spasms Story

Last year, through an unlikely connection, we were put in touch with Grissel and her baby girl Alondra.This is their story. California native, baby Alondra was born on January 16, and had to have heart surgery when she was one day old. In and out of the NICU, Alondra’s doctors struggled to definitively diagnose her with any conditions. It was not until Alondra was being seen for a different issue, that another doctor mentioned to her mother Grissel that Alondra might ...

Celebrating Pediatric Epilepsy Day With Some Reflection

As autumn leaves and rain begin to fall, I’m reflecting on this past summer’s encounters as we celebrate California Pediatric Epilepsy Awareness Day today and Epilepsy Awareness month in November. Stay tuned for opportunities to promote, inspire and contribute. Our foundation is expanding with the same fervor our warrior families demonstrate daily in their fight against epilepsy. We launched into summer traveling to Dubai, Zambia, Paris and Iceland. Our global vision was reinforced as we engaged with local families who ...

Baby Mia’s Infantile Spasms Story

After meeting Mickie’s Warrior mom Lea Pasos, our founder and CEO Kristie Griess was ready to use every resource at her disposal to help baby Mia. This is mom Lea and baby Mia’s story.  We were so very excited to welcome our second baby girl, Mia, into the world on July 17, 2017.  After a first healthy birth, we were less nervous the second time around. We brought home a healthy baby girl, and then at two months old, she started ...

Baby Hunter’s Infantile Spasms Story

Last month we had the privilege of reconnecting with Mickie’s Warrior Mama, Caylin Blake. After months of treatment, this is her and baby Hunter’s story. My name is Caylin. I am a counselor, a friend, a daughter, a dog lover, and much more. But above all else, I am the mother of a perfect little epilepsy warrior. On March 2, 2018 Hunter was born into this world a screaming, chubby, healthy, little love bug. Due to medical issues, I had a ...
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For the Children in Our Midst

Last week, Gabe (my husband) and I had the honor of hearing internationally acclaimed author and lecturer, Marianne Williamson, speak on “how a revolution in consciousness paves the way to both personal and political renewal.” Marianne’s teachings have had a big impact on my life over the past 20 years. She has taken a stand for love and taught me that the great antidote to fear is to bless all. In her new book, Healing the Soul of America, Marianne writes ...

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