I had the most amazing opportunity yesterday. Tom Kapusta of the Florida Hospital Foundation invited me to meet with two of the world's leading experts on pediatric epilepsy, Dr. James Baumgartner and Dr. Ki Lee. You can read more about their cutting edge procedures.
These two doctors are offering solutions for families who have children with epilepsy. Epilepsy results from the misfiring of the brain and can result from a number of other disabilities including cerebral palsy and autism. If you or someone you know has a child with epilepsy - no matter where you are in the world - these doctors have a solution.
The doctors told me that if you are the parent of a child who has been on two or more epilepsy medications and is still experiencing seizures, they can help. Many families wait too long believing the technology doesn't exist for a permanent solution. Drs. Baumgartner and Lee are having a different experience. They will provide ground breaking medical treatment to 100 patients this year. Families from all over the world are discovering Florida Hospital's Epilepsy Center and these two outstanding doctors. The Center is a Level 4 Epilepsy Center - the highest designation a medical facility can receive. Drs. Baumgartner and Lee are treating more patients than anyone else in the country right now.
I have a special interest in epilepsy for a couple of reasons. In my law practice as I counsel families about special needs planning. Many of these families have children who have epilepsy. These families now, for the first time, have an opportunity for the best medical technology available in the world right here in their own backyard. Drs. Baumgartner and Lee have been in Orlando for less than one year. Florida Hospital recently made the commitment to be a leading provider and sought out the best and the brightest. The other reason I'm interested in epilepsy is my horse Tahoe also suffers from seizures. When he was seven years old he started experiencing grand mal seizures. Now obviously he's a horse and not a candidate for the services that Florida Hospital provides but the doctors had some great suggestions for me regarding his treatment.
Thank you to Drs. Baumgartner and Lee for the work they are doing to provide families with a solution for epileptic seizures. Thanks to Florida Hospital for their commitment to this very important topic. Additional research and resources are needed in this expanding area of knowledge. Please don't hesitate to contact the doctors for more information on how your financial commitment can help make a difference for the world.