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.*

Click the photos below to watch video stories.

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

Emily’s Story

By | Patient, Written Stories | No Comments
My name is Emily. In 2006, I was in a car accident during my senior year in high school. After that, I started having ‘staring spells.’ They weren’t full seizures, but spikes of electrical activity in my brain. I was having hundreds of these spikes each day, which was exhausting...
Read More

Ann’s Story

By | Patient, Written Stories | No Comments
My name is Ann. I’ve had epilepsy for at least 17 years. That was when I had a grand mal seizure, although in hindsight, I believe I was probably having small seizures even before that. There were times when I would lose the ability to read or understand printed text....
Read More

Adison’s Story

By | Patient, Written Stories | No Comments
My name is Adison. I’m 23 years old and live near Sacramento, California. I started having seizures when I was 11 years old. Since my first seizure was a grand mal, they put me on anti-seizure medications right away. The medicines didn’t always stop the seizures. Sometimes it seemed like...
Read More

Ian’s Story

By | Patient, Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Marshall’s Story

By | Caregiver, Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Anthony’s Story

By | Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Trish’s Story

By | Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Ricky’s Story

By | Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Connie’s Story

By | Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Brianna’s Story

By | Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Chase’s Story

By | Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Araceli’s Story

By | Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

Luisa’s Story

By | Written Stories | No Comments
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...
Read More

*Talk with an epilepsy specialist to determine if the RNS® System is right for you. See important safety information.