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These funds will be used to aid in paying for the Vagus Nerve Stimulator surgery for a seizure disorder not helped by 2 Epilepsy Medication

We have a almost 17 year old son Billy Hall that was born with Asthma, Asperger's, Mild CP, Bipolar, ADHD, Epilepsy (that has worsened) , CAPD and Myocitis/ Costochondritis plus Food Dye Allergies . He attends Easter Seals Therapeutic Day School for Autistic kids in Tinley park, IL. He does participate in activities at church at times . Billy is a big fan of Country Music. His favorite groups & performers are Diamond Rio,Toby Keith, Brad Paisley, Rascal Flatts,Sugarland,Jason Aldean + others. He also likes Classic Rock- Tom Petty, Bob Dylan and others. We have just recently found out that he is in need of a VNS device (Vagus nerve stimulation) to help attempt to control his seizures since Medications are not working He is at the Maximum dosage on 2 medications-over 200 mg on each per day which for these meds is alot. We saw the Surgeon on May 2nd, 2012.Device was implanted on May 24, 2012. ( The VNS device is sometimes referred to as a "pacemaker for the brain." ( As of May 2nd, 2012 our Neurologist was able to tell just by speaking to Billy ..that the seizures have definitely affected his functioning in quite a few ways-especially executive and cognitive. We also are seeing that at home on a daily basis. things that he was able to remember prior regularly- he now is unable to recall.) As one can imagine...this affects him greatly emotionally as Asperger's children like to have everything organized " in their world" . We are trying to raise funds to pay for our portion of the surgery and the testings Surgery was completed on May 24th,2012 and was successful. Total cost for surgery was $106,130.50. VNS device was $83,408.75. These funds will be used to aid in paying for the Vagus Nerve Stimulator surgery for a seizure disorder not helped by 2 Epilepsy Medications . Our portion is $29,000.0

Please help if you can even if it is just $5.00. Thank you so much ! God Bless you !

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