Virginia, S. Carolina, Mississippi, Alabama, Georgia, Florida
Jamie was born and raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. She worked as an internal auditor in Houston, Texas for 10 years before being transferred to Orlando, Florida for her husband, Brian's job in 2011. They welcomed their first son, Sutton, in October 2011. At 20 weeks of age, Jamie and Brian noticed Sutton would sometimes have what they would describe as a "head drop". They immediately took Sutton to the pediatrician and their concerns were dismissed as Sutton was meeting all of his milestones. However, by Sutton's 6 month checkup, the head drops were happening more frequently and Brian and Jamie knew something was not right; so they demanded to be referred to a neurologist. Sutton had an EEG in the neurologist's office which revealed seizure activity in the left side of Sutton's precious little brain. Over the next month, Sutton would endure every diagnostic test imaginable and ultimately a left hemispherectomy was performed on May 30th, 2012 to cure Sutton's intractable epilepsy due to focal cortical dysplasia. Sutton has been seizure free since his surgery!!!!!!
Sutton received in patient therapy the day after his surgery. He was in the hospital only 7 days before being released. Sutton started out patient therapy the very next week. He has benefited from the following therapies: physical therapy, speech therapy, occupational therapy, aqua therapy, hippotherapy, music therapy, oral motor therapy, and pediatric massage.
Sutton is the most happy, charismatic, and funny little boy. He attends preschool 3 days a week, plays soccer, and graduated from ISR (infant swim rescue) within the same period as his peers. He is very loving and very social. He plays well with his buddies and absolutely loves his little brother, Sawyer (17 months apart).
We are so thankful to God for carrying us through such a difficult and heart wrenching time. HE led us to the medical team perfect for our son - Dr,. Lee and Dr. Baumgartner with Epilepsy Center for Kids at Florida Hospital. God granted us our miracle and as a result, our medical team saved Sutton and gave him a chance at life.