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A Healthy Life Ahead for Elias
03/23/2017 — The family shared video clips of the quirky movements with Elias' pediatrician. The doctor immediately sent them to the nearest emergency room, where they ran a number of tests. They soon learned Elias was suffering from seizures due to cortical dysplasia, a congenital malformation in the brain which can lead to pediatric epilepsy conditions.
Devon, Determined to Stand
03/15/2017 — Dr. Monica Payares recommended that the Demps family consider orthopedic surgery to straighten Devon's legs in the pursuit to help him stand. For patients with limited movement like  Devon, the ability to stand supports the body’s pulmonary function, makes bones stronger and improves quality of life.  

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