Throughout more than four decades of practice, Dr. Michael Shannon of Sea View Pediatrics has treated thousands of Orange County children.
Batten disease typically begins with language delays and seizures before age 3, and rapidly progresses.
Gabriel used to experience up to 50 seizures while living with epilepsy. Today he is an intelligent, creative 12-year-old who dreams of being a paramedic.
Before she was born, Michelle was diagnosed with microcephaly and encephalocele. Her parents weren't sure if she would survive. Today, she's thriving.
Daniel, a CHOC volunteer, shares his story beginning with his experience as a neurosurgery patient at CHOC.