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The family and friends of Nate Work are uniting to raise money to help with his medical costs. Please show your support!

Nate was diagnosed July, 5th of this year with Epilepsy after having a grand mal seizure on July 2nd at Skate City. Nate had been having what we believe were small seizures since March of this year. Since July, Nate has been in and out of the hospital for days at a time. He has had several ambulance rides, including an ambulance ride to the Children’s Hospital in Denver, CO. Nate has had several EEGs done which are very rough on him and make his head very sore. Nate’s seizures have also kept him from going to school regularly. He has not been able to really go out and do the things that a normal 15 year old would be able to do. He can have as many as five to seven seizures a day.

After failing numerous anti-seizure medications the doctors decided to try the VNS system. The VNS is a Vagal Nerve Stimulator is device that is surgically implanted. An incision is made in the upper left chest and the generator is implanted into a little "pouch" on the left chest under the clavicle. A second incision is made in the neck, so that the surgeon can access the vagus nerve. The surgeon then wraps the leads around the left branch of the vagus nerve, and connects the electrodes to the generator. Once successfully implanted, the generator sends electric impulses to the vagus nerve at regular intervals. This will help hopefully stop the seizures or lessen the severity of Nate’s seizures. Nate had the surgery on Monday November 26, 2012. Since the VNS was implanted Nate has been seizure free!

This fundraiser is to help pay any medical bills not covered by insurance. Nate is covered by medical insurance but of course it doesn’t cover everything. Hospital bills, prescriptions costs, and ambulance bills are very high. Any amount donated is extremely helpful regardless of the amount. Please keep this family in your prayers and we wish Nate a speedy recovery! Nate is a trooper and will get through this!
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