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Our Journey, Part III - The Unexpected Discovery

Our Journey, Part III - The Unexpected Discovery

To say that I was nervous about our first appointment with Dr. Khan would be an understatement.  Just the word "neurologist" brings to mind all of the possibilities of what can go wrong with the human brain.  I kept telling myself that everything would be fine, and that was the attitude I tried to keep as we got ready and left the house on that cold morning in February.   To help reassure myself, I tried to find out all that I could about what to expect from this kind of preliminary visit.  After all, the brain is hidden inside...

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Our Journey, Part II - Blank Stares

Our Journey, Part II - Blank Stares

Before last year, I had never witnessed anyone having a seizure.  Despite that fact, I had an unsettling feeling that I knew what I was happening to my daughter the Monday before Thanksgiving.   Nothing had seemed out of the ordinary that day, or during that night's bedtime routine.  Go potty. Brush teeth. Put on pajamas. Book, prayer, and the usual round of bedtime songs, then a goodnight hug, kiss, uggamugga (shout out to Daniel Tiger!) and then it's off to sleep.  Ian and I engaged in our usual "child-free, post-bedtime goofing off".  At least, until Penny woke up crying...

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Our Journey, Part I - The Fall

Our Journey, Part I - The Fall

"A journey of one thousand miles begins with a single step." - Lao Tzu   For the Pettit family, our proverbial journey began with not a single step, but with a single step stool.  Or rather, a fall from the top of one.   The morning of May 27th, 2015 began like any other Wednesday.  The usual morning routine, coffee on the go, and the daily kiss goodbye accompanied by Leslie's mandate to "drive safe".  Like every other week, our niece Violet would arrive at our house around the time I got to work. Once our daughter Penelope was awake,...

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Giving Thanks

Giving Thanks

To begin with, we would like to take the time to thank you for taking an interest in our company and its mission.  Your time is precious, so we appreciate you spending it on reading about our journey as a company and as a family.  We appreciate any and all support that you give or have given to Brave Bambino, The Epilepsy Foundation, and the Conquer Chiari Research Center.  As we embark on this journey, we would like to take this time now to thank everyone who has been with and helped us so far. To the doctors and specialists:...

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