Gordon Gates’ Story
I was born July 23, 1991, in Richmond Virginia.
We moved to Ansted, West Virginia when I was a couple months old. Later, we moved to Oak Hill, West Virginia when I was 10 years old.
On July 23Rd, 2003, my 12th birthday, a mosquito had given me herpes encephalitis and I went into about eight tonic-clonic seizures. Since my twelfth birthday, I have had brain surgery on the left side of my head, poly neuropathy, a broken left ankle after tonic-clonic seizure, and VNS implant (Vagus Nerve Stimulation).
I’ve had over 750 seizures the past eleven years but still going strong!