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Lucy was first kid to get new SMA treatment at Children
Patient Stories Jul 24, 2019

A new gene therapy gives hope to kids with a previously untreatable disease

Evan Solochek Writer

Prior to 2016, there was no treatment for spinal muscular atrophy. Now a groundbreaking gene therapy is giving kids a new lease on life.

Kyu saying goodbye at Children
Videos Jun 10, 2019

Kyu heads home after brain surgery

Evan Solochek Writer

Just two days after brain surgery, 5-year-old Kyu was heading home. But first he had to say goodbye to all his friends he had made at the hospital.

MRA of Toby
Patient Stories May 29, 2019

How one boy’s ringing in his ears proved to be something far more serious

Evan Solochek Writer

For months after falling and hitting his head during recess, 11-year-old Toby could hear ringing in his ears. But he wasn't the only one.

Mason
Videos Apr 09, 2019

Mason's Cranioversary

Evan Solochek Writer

Check out this short video to learn about Mason’s journey and the big milestone he recently celebrated.

Spinraza1
Patient Stories Nov 30, 2018

Cutting-edge treatment brightens young boy’s future

Evan Solochek Writer

Jill Kocian will never forget the shock of panic that ripped through her as she saw her 10-year-old son, Nate, disappear under the water’s surface.

Doctor with Mom and Daughter
Tips Jul 19, 2018

How to find the right pediatric neurologist

Lileth Mondok, MD Neurologist

Your child’s brain and nervous system play an essential role in how they interact with the world around them. So when something goes awry in these wondrous and complex systems, you want to make sure your child is in the best hands.

Abigail getting an EEG in June 2018.
Patient Stories Jul 06, 2018

Special diets can provide relief for kids with epilepsy

Evan Solochek Writer

The day before Valentine’s Day 2014 is a day Elizabeth Dukish won’t ever forget. It was a cold, snowless Thursday in Fond du Lac. It was her birthday and she had taken off work. And it was the day her daughter’s seizures started.

Mckenzie in Monitoring Unit
Patient Stories Nov 08, 2017

For kids with epilepsy, a special unit offers around-the-clock care at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin

Evan Solochek Writer

Caring for upwards of 3,000 kids each year, Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin has one of the largest pediatric epilepsy centers in the country. There are 16 rooms total in the unit — each equipped with three high-speed, high-definition cameras — plus another 12 compatible rooms in the ICU.