Christine Hines’ Story
My 15 year old daughter Mikayla started to have headaches about 4 years ago, but before that she was a daydreamer – or so we thought…
We didn’t have a clue that she was actually having absence seizures since the age of 2. This past summer she finally was seen and had an MRI/MRA done after 2 years of trying to get her pediatrician to refer her on to a neurologist.
Mikayla was diagnosed with an spinal arachnoid cyst and cerbral aneurysm non ruptured via the MRI/MRA. She was diagnosed with seizures and then epilepsy shortly after the test results came back.
Mikki has been fighting an uphill battle ever since between depression, anxiety, bullying from kids in school, and of course since she is a performer she had decided to stand up and speak out about all of this by way of her Awareness page, Mikayla’s Journey II, and also by being vocal about it with her peers and other adults in her life.
We are awaiting surgery to remove her arachnoid cyst and to take care of the surrounding aneurysms. We do not know quite yet if she will be a candidate for epilepsy surgery or not.
Facebook Page: http://www.facebook.com/pages/Mikayla’sJourneyII