Real Stories from people who have the RNS® System

Every person’s seizures are different and individual results will vary. Hear from people with drug-resistant epilepsy who have benefited from the RNS® System.*

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VIDEO: Mike’s Story

VIDEO: Our Stories – Volume II

VIDEO: Will’s Story

VIDEO: Our Stories – Volume I

VIDEO: Kathleen’s Story

VIDEO: Tracey’s Story

Ian’s Story

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My name is Ian Olsen, I am 27 years old and began having seizures at age 11. The seizures occurred between 2 and 20 times every month which negatively affected my life in many ways, and I often felt disappointed thinking that I would be forced to live with seizures...
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Richard’s Story

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Hi, my name is Richard Lopez, I have epilepsy and I’ve had epilepsy since I was 13, which makes it 29 years. I got the RNS implanted on June 11th, 2015. I’ve been through what I call “the medication merry-go-round”. Everything they’d give me would work for a little bit...
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Paul’s Story

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I’m Susan Hogue and I’m mom. My son is Paul and he’s had epilepsy for almost 30 years now. The toughest thing about being a mom with a child who has epilepsy is not being able to assist in any way. You see your child go into a seizure and...
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Carolyn’s Story

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Hi my name is Carolyn and when I was 35 years old, I began to have grand mal seizures. I went to a doctor and he took my drivers license away, amongst other things. I lost my job, and basically, I lost my entire life. It would be different if...
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Marshall’s Story

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We first noticed Marshall was having incidents when he was about two years old and at age three, he was diagnosed with epilepsy. He was put on medication that was keeping his seizures under control until he was about 12 when his seizures started to break through again. We started...
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Emily’s Story

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My name is Emily and when I was eight years old I started having pain behind my eye. My doctors thought there was something wrong with my optic nerve and gave me medicine which helped but every time they took me off the medications, it all came back. About a...
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Anthony’s Story

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My name is Bob and my son, Anthony, has epilepsy. Anthony started having seizures when he was seven years old. In fact, he almost died three times from seizure activity. He’s been on every medication that they have; toxic levels of them. Nothing’s worked. He’s had a total of eight...
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Trish’s Story

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My name is Rob, I’m Trish’s brother and I’ve been working with her over the years to try and find a solution for her epilepsy, which has led us to the RNS System. It seems to be the only thing in the past 25 years that’s made any difference and...
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Ricky’s Story

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My name is Ricky and I’ve had RNS System for about ten months. I used to suffer from a lot of grand mal seizures. I’ve dislocated my shoulder six times from falling due to my seizures — one that took an eight-hour surgery to fix. I often felt a lot...
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Will’s Story

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My name’s Will and I was born in 1975. Growing up, my visual memory was not very good; I didn’t enjoy reading books because I’d forget most of the words soon after reading them. I didn’t really care for audiobooks either because even though I would remember some of the...
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Connie’s Story

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My name is Connie. I’ve had epilepsy for about seven years now and I’ve had the RNS for about three months. The first seizure I had was when I was 60, I mean almost exactly when I turned 60. Initially, it started as this huge feeling of dread, and I...
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Brianna’s Story

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My life with epilepsy is misdiagnosed. The first doctor I went to diagnosed me with A.D.D. when I was in fifth grade. I got put on meds to help my focus and improve my grades but year after year, my doctor would increase the dosage, as I would my grades...
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Araceli’s Story

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My name is Araceli Lopez and my dad is Richard Lopez, and he has epilepsy. He’s had it for 29 years. He has the NeuroPace now, so it’s better. Most of the time, when people say bad things about seizures it kind of makes me feel awkward sometimes. Like they...
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Luisa’s Story

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My name is Luisa Fields and I am 37 years old. I first started having seizures when I became pregnant with my first son when I was 20. I’ve tried many doctors and many medications — nothing was working and I was just getting all these unwanted side effects. I’d been...
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Chase’s Story

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My name is Chase and I’ve had epilepsy since I was 17. I don’t remember how it started as I’ve lost a lot of memory, but the story I’ve heard was that I started having some weird experiences where I had trouble speaking. We thought maybe it was related to...
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*Talk with an epilepsy specialist to determine if the RNS® System is right for you. See important safety information.