I was diagnosed with epilepsy at age 2 and I am now 24. Although I have tried many medications and surgery we have never been able to fully control my seizures. Where my seizures are coming from is so deep in my brain that all the doctors and EEGs I have done have never been able to locate the focal point of the seizures. I started going to a new doctor in 2011 at the Cleveland Clinic in Weston, FL. After an EEG evaluation my doctor told me that I needed to go up to Ohio where they have better testing that they don’t have in Florida. I was excited about the potential to really get some answers and have more treatment options. I had to fight with my insurance company for over a year to go out of state and then finally decided to change insurance so that we would be able to go to Ohio and have the treatment covered. In March 2014 I finally made it to Ohio. On this 8 day trip I received a surgical evaluation that included a four night stay at the hospital where I had an EEG, MEG scan, and Ictal pect test done. Although this helped them find more information about where my seizures were coming from they still could not fully identify the area where my seizures were coming from but they did narrow it down to three places they thought the focal point was. The doctors said that in order for them to know the exact focal point they would need me to have what is called in depth electrodes or SEEG surgery. I was really excited to go forward and have the surgery! I would hopefully get some answers about if I was a surgical candidate and where my seizures were coming from by placing the electrodes in my brain instead of on my head to catch seizure activity. This surgery they only do in Ohio so I would need to fly back in June in order to have the surgery. Traveling to Ohio was very expensive with the cost of the flight, food, lodging, etc. Our medical bills were also piling up and with all these thousands of dollars we simply didn’t have the money for my mom and I to travel back in June for the surgery. I told this to my doctor and he told me about JoshProvides. When I called JoshProvides, Bruce was so nice and told me about the process to apply. I sent my application in and few days later they called and told me that they were going to pay for our plane tickets! Now I would be able to go back to Ohio to have the surgery! This meant more to me than I can express in words. JoshProvides gave me the opportunity to find answers that no one had been able to give me. My SEEG surgery went well and they were able to catch seizures and find the exact focal point where each of my seizures were coming from! They did a few different tests also to find out if there was functioning in that area. The doctors came back and had the best news I could have hoped for! They are able to take out the piece of my brain where the seizures are coming from!!! The doctors are very hopeful I will be seizure free after the surgery in August! Without JoshProvides I would never have been able to find out this life changing news! I am forever thankful for the assistance JoshProvides gave to me. They truly made a big impact on my journey to become seizure free and I am so inspired by their amazing story and how they are changing the lives people with epilepsy every day!