Patients & Families

Racing Toward Her Dream

Ellie Musgrave found her calling when she was just 4 years old.  At 16, however, she went from a teenager with aspirations of being a race car driver to a patient at Seattle Children’s getting wheeled into a surgery suite to have a large tumor in the back of her brain removed.

Epilepsy patient donates part of his brain to science while he – and his healthy tissue – is still alive

Dr. Jeffrey Ojemann’s patient, Gary Williams, underwent microsurgery to remove the part of his brain responsible for debilitating seizures. Williams agreed to donate the small bit of healthy tissue that had to be removed during the operation for scientific analysis.