Reese Vogel

First post: Oct 11, 2021 Latest post: Nov 12, 2022
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Here is Reese’s story, from mom’s POV:

One of our sons, Reese (age 22), has a seizure disorder AKA EPILEPSY. It is OK to say it out loud (1 in 26 has a seizure disorder). He also has a college degree (major Econ and minor German), is an accomplished piano player, competitive swimmer, rock climber, skier, photographer and well a pretty cool dude. We have been in this world for going on 6 years. After numerous tests and late night researching and advocating for him, we were able to get him into Mayo Clinic in Rochester MN in September for a concentrated week of tests and consults. We are terrified and thrilled to report he qualifies for brain surgery (a right temporal lobe resection/craniotomy) to hopefully cure the seizures, due to a meningoencephalocele. This a a major surgery. It is scheduled for Nov 8. He will be in hospital 3-5 days and we will be at Mayo for 10 (?) days. We will need support in a number of areas (I am just learning Caring Bridge; see some other area for our needs list???). We are enormously thankful we have this opportunity and equal measure terrified and appreciate any support/prayers/assistance/well wishes you can offer. I will be posting, as time allows, updates as well as our task list and needs if anyone has time/desire to check off. Thank you!!

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