Kylie’s Kids: Student Not Letting Epilepsy Get In Way Of College DreamAs George applies for colleges, it's hard not to look back and be grateful on what could've been a life changing diagnosis.
Kylie's Kids: Meet ElijahThis week's Kylie's Kid, Elijah, can play basketball anywhere, anytime. He was just 3 months old when he started having seizures.
Patients Share Tales From First Months Of Medical MarijuanaA panel tracking the launch of Minnesota's medical marijuana law is getting an earful of the program's good and bad stories. The state's task force overseeing the program met Friday for the first time since medical marijuana went on sale in July. The Legislature legalized medical cannabis last year.
Mom: Daughter With Epilepsy 'Enjoying Life More' With Medical PotA Twin Cities family is seeing a dramatic improvement in their daughter's health, and they are crediting the new medical marijuana law. Three-year-old Harlow Hundley started her cannabis prescription on July 1. Her mom, Beth, believed the medical marijuana could help with her daughter's epilepsy and was among the families who fought for legislative approval last year.
Minn. Mom Welcomes Medical Pot Deal, Will Fight For More Access It's the news for which thousands of Minnesota families have waited. State lawmakers reached a deal Thursday that will make medical marijuana legal. Angela Garin watches her son have seizures daily. Now, the St. Paul mom hopes medical marijuana will help him and thousands of others.
Coach Kill Donates $100K To Help Teach Kids About EpilepsyUniversity of Minnesota football coach Jerry Kill announced on Thursday -- national Rise Above Seizures Day -- he will be making a $100,000 donation to help children dealing with epilepsy.
10-30-13 Jerry Kill Talks Exclusively On The Morning News With Dave LeeThe Gopher Coach talks with Dave and Sid...
Kill Still Resting; 'U' President Renews SupportMinnesota coach Jerry Kill is resting at home this week following a seizure that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. Gophers defensive coordinator Tracy Claeys filled in for Kill on the Big Ten coaches' call with reporters on Tuesday.
Day After Missing Game, Kill Stays Home To RestMinnesota coach Jerry Kill has a well-timed bye week to recover from his latest seizure. Team spokesman Paul Rovnak said Kill stayed at home on Sunday to rest. He had an episode the day before that kept him from traveling to the game at Michigan. The Gophers don't play again until Oct. 19, so this is a low-key week. Assistant coaches held a brief meeting with players before leaving the facility.
Gopher Fans Support Kill After He Misses GameWith all of the questions regarding coach Jerry Kill's absence and its affect on the Gopher football team, fans like Sue McCormick and Michael Doyle say they weren't concerned during Saturday’s game in Michigan. “We're there to be support him no matter what,” McCormick said. While they want to see the coach healthy, they said they don't think he should be fired - unless he wants to step down. “I think it should be his decision, not anybody else's,” McCormick said.
Teague Backs Coach Kill, Star Tribune Editor Apologizes For ColumnTwo days after his latest seizure on the sidelines, Gopher football coach Jerry Kill was back at work. And the U's athletic director said he supports the coach "100 percent." The coach was taken off the field at halftime of Saturday's game at TCF Bank Stadium. It was the third time in three years that he's had to miss part of a game because of his epilepsy. It’s uncharted territory for a major college sports program, having this happen so frequently and so publicly.
Fans React To Coach Kill’s Latest SeizureThree seizures during three games in two years have Gopher fans like Margaret Swanson wondering if coach Jerry Kill's struggles with epilepsy are too much for the job. “I feel so bad because it seems to be happening a lot,” Swanson said. “I wonder what happens in the locker room when he doesn't come in…I'm sure it takes a toll on them a little bit.” Dr. Thaddeus Walczak is an epileptologist at the University of Minnesota. He says that although high-stress situations - like football games - could make seizures more likely to occur in someone with epilepsy, that's not a reason to change careers.