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So I hope someone reads this, and passes it on.

Theres a little girl named Marissa who suffers from Infantile Spasms and needs help. Theres a good chance you probably don't know what Infantile Spasms are, neither did I, but let me explain. An infantile spasm is a specific type of seizure seen in an epilepsy syndrome of infancy and childhood known as West Syndrome. West Syndrome is characterized by infantile spasms, developmental regression, and a specific pattern on electroencephalography (EEG) testing called hypsarrhythmia (chaotic brain waves). The onset of infantile spasms is usually in the first year of life, typically between 4-8 months. The seizures primarily consist of a sudden bending forward of the body with stiffening of the arms and legs; some children arch their backs as they extend their arms and legs. Spasms tend to occur upon awakening or after feeding, and often occur in clusters of up to 100 spasms at a time. Infants may have dozens of clusters and several hundred spasms per day. Infantile spasms usually stop by age five, but may be replaced by other seizure types. Many underlying disorders, such as birth injury, metabolic disorders, and genetic disorders can give rise to spasms, making it important to identify the underlying cause. In some children, no cause can be found.

Treatment is expensive, to say the least. This little girl has been dealing with this, pretty much her entire life. And her surgery is very very expensive. $1 million or so before insurance, and the family has already shelled out thousands of dollars before this.

So I suppose what this journal is about is about helping this little girl and raising awareness of this disorder.

If you have anyway you can contribute to this cause please do! Anything helps! Heres a link to her page.…
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  • Reading: The website


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Current Residence: Minnesota
Favorite genre of music: Rock
Favorite style of art: Anime, digital, photography
Operating System: Desktop =P
MP3 player of choice: Ipod Nano Touch
Favorite cartoon character: Yoko Kurama (YYH), Gai (naruto)
Personal Quote: "That was a little cow... Not a calf. A little cow!" "It was a calf" "IT WAS A LITTLE COW!" "...okay."

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classicgamer76 Featured By Owner Sep 28, 2014
Thank you for the +WATCH!
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Really appreciated!
shinigamixandie Featured By Owner Nov 2, 2012  Hobbyist
Thank you so much for the watch :D :D :D
Have a llama :3
harmonia01 Featured By Owner Jul 17, 2012  Student Digital Artist
thankyou for the watch~~*
SuirenShinju Featured By Owner Jun 25, 2012  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for watching me my fellow Minnesotan!
athena2255 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
thank you for the other fave too!
athena2255 Featured By Owner Sep 18, 2011  Hobbyist Photographer
Thank you so much for the fave!
Smidow Featured By Owner Aug 8, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
:cake: :D !!!! BIRTHDAY! I already wished it to you, but again.. Happy Birthday! :heart: :llama:
AmbeeAnts Featured By Owner Aug 7, 2011  Hobbyist Artisan Crafter
Thanks a lot for the watch! :+devwatch: :heart: :)
joshXsavage Featured By Owner Aug 5, 2011  Hobbyist General Artist
Thanks for adding me to your watch!
Jillmeru Featured By Owner Jul 19, 2011  Hobbyist Digital Artist
Thank you so much for the watch! <3
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