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Boy Has Device Implanted In His Brain To Control Epilepsy Seizures

Happy little boy stroking his dog in the back yard

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Here's Today's Feel-Good Story:

Oran Knowlson suffered for 13 years from treatment-resistant epilepsy but now thanks to a new brain implant, he doesn't have to worry about having seizures anymore.

Needing round-the-clock attention and care, Oran is the first person in the world to receive this implant which is part of a human trial.

“The future looks hopeful, which I wouldn’t have dreamed of saying six months ago,” his mother said.

“For Oran and his family, epilepsy completely changed their lives and so to see him riding a horse and getting his independence back is absolutely astounding,” said Martin Tisdall, a consultant pediatric neurosurgeon at Great Ormond Street Hospital, London, where Oran was treated. “We couldn’t be happier to be part of their journey.”

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