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Parenting Impossible – The Special Needs Survival Podcast

Sep 14, 2022

What do you do when your five-month-old child has seizures that are only happening at night?

For writer Marc Palmieri, it was hard to know whether the strained movements and odd facial expressions were a problem for his young daughter Anna, when she had been a healthy, happy baby otherwise. Ultimately, Anna was diagnosed with complex partial seizures, frontal lobe Epilepsy and was able to live a fairly normal life despite having severe epilepsy until age 11.  Join host Annette Hines in hearing the adrenaline rush of a nerve-racking, mystery pursuit for Palmieri's family to save Anna when epilepsy completely took control of her body resulting in a serious brain surgery. Palmieri shares how much he learned from Anna about pursuing dreams and overcoming the impossible.

You can read about Anna's fight to live on Palmieri's website: and his newly released book, SHE DANCED WITH LIGHTNING, My Daughter’s Struggle with Epilepsy and Her Boundless Will To Live

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