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Brain surgery gives toddler with epilepsy new chance at life

(September24, 2013)

Savanna Lininger is celebrating a very happy second birthday. But one year ago, life wasn't so happy. Savanna and her twin brother Austin were blowing out their candles when she had a seizure.  Dr. Gretchen Von Allmen is Savanna's pediatric neurologist at Children's Memorial Hermann Hospital and UTHealth. "We definitely have tools that don't exist in other places in the United States for dealing with these types of difficult-to-control epilepsies," Von Allmen said.

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