Keilah Hall was nearly 14 months old when her seizures started. The first was a grand mal seizure, which affects the entire brain. It lasted 10 minutes. When it stopped, she closed her eyes and went limp.
Her mother, Belinda Hall, says that when the little girl eventually started crying, it was the best sound in the world.
The following week Keilah started having head-dropping seizures. These caused her to drop to the ground and bump her head. Keilah’s seizures went from three a day to over 100 within a week and she was eventually put on anti-epileptic drugs, which initially made her seizures worse.
“She wouldn’t know what had happened. It was awful, and I didn’t want her to go through this,” says Hall.
Keilah was subsequently diagnosed with myoclonic astatic epilepsy syndrome.