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Sleeping Beauty awakes – A’hyzia’s Story

Who doesn’t know a teen or tween that likes to sleep? But when A’hyzia Johnson started falling asleep at all times night and day, she knew something was wrong. When the good student, volleyball player and competitive runner started falling asleep in class, A’hyzia’s teacher knew something was amiss and urged her to see a doctor. And while at her grandmother’s in Atlanta, A’hyzia’s grandmother knew something was up when her usually active granddaughter was crawling into bed to sleep rather than eating dinner or hanging out with her friends. This odd behavior started on a Monday, and by Friday morning Grandma was worried she took A’hyzia to the doctor who sent them to Scottish Rite Children's Hospital in Atlanta. There, Grandma called A’hyzia’s mom, Kourtney, in Tucson. And Kourtney took the next flight to Atlanta. Through the day, A’hyzia’s mobility decreased dramatically, and by midnight when mom arrived from Tucson at the hospital, A’hyzia was unable to walk at all. A … [Read More...]

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