"She can't be left alone." 16-year-old girl has 223 seizures each day

A 16-year-old girl in Shelburn, Indiana is battling a disorder that is taking over her life.

Posted: Dec. 5, 2017 3:30 PM
Updated: Dec. 5, 2017 6:57 PM

SHELBURN, Ind. (WTHI)-  A 16-year-old girl in Shelburn, Indiana is battling a disorder that is taking over her life. 

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Skyla Stewart was diagnosed in 2002 with epilepsy; a disorder that affects the brain.

She has about 223 seizures each day and 330 silent seizures in her sleep.

Talitha Stewart, Skyla's mother, says her epilepsy has only gotten worse over the years.

"She can't be left alone," Talitha said. 

Talitha says in the span of 14 years they have had more than 150 trips to the hospital. But, still no answer.

Skyla and her mother head to Boston, Massachusetts on January 9 in 2018 to hopefully find some answers.

"I'm hopeful," Talitha said.  "I'm thinking this is the miracle that she needs."

Skyla has an appointment at Boston Children's Hospital, which is ranked #1 children's hospital from U.S.News & World Report.

Skyla and her mother are asking for some help with travel expenses and medical bills to make this trip possible. If you would like to contribute to the GoFundMe page, you can click here

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