Luke's Story


At three weeks old, Luke was diagnosed with tuberous sclerosis, a rare disease that causes benign tumors to grow on the brain and other vital organs. As a result of his disease, he experienced frequent seizures that affected his development and safety. Luke was referred to Texas Children’s Neuroscience Center for laser ablation surgery. Pioneered at Texas Children’s Hospital, this minimally-invasive surgery uses real-time MRI-guided thermal imaging and laser technology to destroy the lesions in the brain that cause epilepsy and uncontrollable seizures. The surgery was a tremendous success and Luke is now seizure-free. Visit the Texas Children's Neuroscience Center for more information.