Ian was diagnosed with epilepsy in September 2009. Epilepsy is a seizure disorder or neurological condition which affects the nervous system. Despite being given multiple types of treatment, nothing seemed to help and Ian’s diagnosis was labeled as intractable meaning it was hard to control. Ian suffered from multiple seizures each week as well as enduring many other symptoms. In October 2010, Ian was taken to the Epilepsy Center at Duke Children’s Hospital with the upbeat attitude that they would make him better. April 2011, Ian and his family learned that he was a candidate for brain surgery to control the epilepsy. Ian underwent the surgery in May 2011 and has since remained seizure free! Today he is still taking medications but wqith hopes that in the near future he will no longer need them.