Infant Suffering From Seizures Needs Operation

By: Lily Wu - Email
By: Lily Wu - Email

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Sunday, October 9, 2011

Doctors say 16-month-old Landen Wall needs a surgery soon or the infantile seizures may worsen.

Landen suffers nearly 50 seizures a day and only sleeps for a couple of hours before the spasms wake him up.

When Landen was in the womb, he suffered a stroke that damaged more than 75 percent of the left side of his brain. In June, Landen had surgery in Kansas City to remove three layers of scar tissue from the area of his brain that was affected by the stroke.

Marc Wall and Kayla Sowards, the boy's parents, were emotional talking about the scars the child bears on his head.

"It was horrible watching him go through the first surgery and knowing that he was in pain," said Sowards, with tears in her eyes. "I think that's probably the worst thing as a mother to go through, knowing that your son's in pain and can't do anything about it."

The second surgery will be performed at a hospital in Texas and the family is still waiting for the date.

If you'd like to help Landen and his family, donations can be sent to the following address:

Landen Wall Medical Fund
Bank of America
645 State Street
Augusta, KS 67010

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