When Bryce was about 8 years old, he was diagnosed with focal dystonia, which is a neurological disorder that affects certain muscles. Over the years, his symptoms were treated with medicines, injections, and surgeries. Around Thanksgiving of 2015, the dystonia began to affect his speech. He went back to his doctors at the Mayo Hospital in Rochester to see if they could treat his new sysptoms. He was diagnosed then with lingual and progressive dystonia. After many appointments, his team of doctors decided that Bryce's symptoms will best be treated by doing two procedures during the same operation on his brain. One is called Deep Brain Stimulation and the other is called a Cortical Grid Craniatomy. His surgery was scheduled for July 25, 2016.