I was just thinking about it being February.... 11 years ago.... On February 5, 2009 Jailynn had a hemispherectomy, a surgery to remove the right side of her brain at John Hopkins Hospital. This surgery was to try to stop her intractable seizures. She had a seizure in 2010 when she had a 105 degree fever and then in 2011 seizures plaugued her for months following her chicken pox booster vaccine. She had more testing and we started to schedule a second surgery. I asked for a medication change and her seizures stopped! September of this year will be 9 years seizure free. She has gone through so much and come a long way. It was a very scary decision to make but surgery really changed Jailynn’s life.