Puerto Rican Family's Move to Cincinnati Helps End Son's Seizures
When Gabriel Soto was 6 and began having seizures, his family took him to hospitals near their home in Puerto Rico, but doctors were unable to find what was wrong. Once they found specialists at Cincinnati Children's, they learned Gabriel had Rasmussen's encephalitis, a rare inflammatory neurological disease. He needed surgery. They family uprooted their lives and moved to Cincinnati for his care. "We're very glad that we came and we found a great place to help him," says his mom, Karla Cruz. Gabriel is now 10, and his prognosis is promising. He's walking and running and playing soccer. "It's a good life," Gabriel says.