Meet Our Patients

Ask your doctor to call (608) 890-6500 to refer your child to UW Health's Pediatric Epilepsy program.

Meet some of the amazing kids who have been treated in our UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program and read their stories:

 

Tell Us Your Story

 

Often, families and their children feel very alone when diagnosed with epilepsy. Please share your story so they can learn from you.

 

 

Meet Bailey and Kolton

Bailey and Kolton, UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

Bailey Royston understands both the clinical and personal sides of epilepsy. The UW Health electroencephalogram (EEG) technician was diagnosed with epilepsy when she was eight years old. Royston shares her story occasionally when the time is right. The time was right recently for Kolton Witte, a teenager who was frustrated that his epilepsy prevented him from driving.

 

Read Bailey and Kolton's story

Meet Brandi

Brandi Gonzales; UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

When Heidi Gonzales talks about how the ketogenic diet has helped her daughter, Brandi, one word comes up over and over: miracle. Learn how the ketogenic diet helped Brandi manage the symptoms of Rett Syndrome when medications were not effective.

 

Read Brandi's story

Meet Kaden

Kaden Colson; UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

18-year-old Kaden Colson of Lancaster, Wisconsin, began having seizures at age 5. They were mostly facial twitches. Fast forward 9 years and the twitches turned into grand mal seizures that he would suffer 2-3 times a day - and sometimes up to 10 times a day. Learn how a neurotransmitter device, similar to a heart pacemaker, helped.

 

Read Kaden's story

   

Meet Sadie

Sadie Sutter; UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

Having your head shaved is the last thing a kid in middle school would want. Now 17, Sadie looks back on how her challenging medical journey helped her grow as a human being. 

 

Read Sadie's story

   

Meet Parker

Parker Pentecost; UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

Ketogenic therapy helped Parker's seizure frequency drop from as many as 150 a day to one every few months. 

 

Read Parker's story

   

Meet Milena

Milena Leon, UW Health Pediatric Epilepsy Program; Madison, Wisconsin

 
When their baby wouldn't stop having seizures, a Madison family was losing hope. Once doctors discovered the problem, surgery stopped the seizures immediately.

 

Read Milena's story

   

Meet Tom

Tom White

 

Since he was 5, when he was hit by a car while bicycling, Tom White has been fighting his way back from a very serious trauma with few complaints. For the past 13 years, his journey has been filled with countless headaches, seizures, medical appointments and a challenging therapeutic diet intended to make his epilepsy more tolerable.

 

Read Tom's story