April 30, 2020


Andi was having up to 200 seizures a day. It was unbearable—for her and her family. Nothing seemed to help. Until they met Dr. George Ibrahim at SickKids. He wanted to try something radical, a treatment which had never been used on a child in Canada: deep brain stimulation.



Members of Andi's family and clinical team. From left to right: Dr. Elizabeth Donner, Neurologist; Dr. Cristina Go, Neurologist; Andi and her mother, Lori, and brother, Nicholas; Ivanna Yau, Nurse Practitioner; Dr. George Ibrahim, Star Neurosurgeon; Dr. Alfonos Fasano, Neurologist at Toronto Western Hospital; and Dr. Suneil Kalia, Neurosurgeon at Toronto Western Hospital.


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As a SickKids Foundation writer, Hannah works closely with world-renowned SickKids scientists, physicians, and researchers, turning dense medical jargon into engaging content about the latest research and treatments for kids. She’s inspired by the hope and perseverance of young patients and their families, a fantastic team of colleagues, and her three young girls at home.

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