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8th annual Season of Hope Walk & Run coming on December 8th

The Season of Hope 5k and 15k Run is coming up on December 8th at the Hawthorne Trail. The run starts at 9AM and registration at the event starts at 7:15 AM. You can register for the run, volunteer, donate, or just learn more at the Tyler’s Hope for a Dystonia Cure website. We hope…

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botulinum Toxin and Rose-Tinted Glasses

Blepharospasm Possible Treatments: Botox and Rose-Tinted Glasses By: Wissam Deeb, M.D. & Aparna Wagle Shukla, M.D. Blepharospasm is the scientific name given to excessive involuntary forced eye blinking. It is one type of a large group of disorders called dystonias1. Dystonia is abnormal contraction/spasm of the muscles that result in abnormal posture or abnormal movement…

Dystonia patient receives 1,000th DBS lead implanted at UF Health

The POST, a monthly magazine by Univeristy of Florida Health, published the story of 14-year-old Felipe Hanel and the deep brain stimulation (DBS) surgery to treat his dystonia. Felipe received the 1000th DBS lead implanted by the UF Health Center for Movement Disorders & Neurorestoration team.  “I know the place I ultimately want to stimulate in…

Season of Hope Run 15K Results

Half-Mile Timing – Contractor License Season of Hope 5k/15k – 12/8/2012 Hawthorne Trail Gainesville, Fl Event 2 Boys 13&U 15000 Meter Run ======================================================================= Name Age Team Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 blalock, donovan 12 Unattached 1:12:32.10 Event 2 Women 14-19 15000 Meter Run ======================================================================= Name Age Team Finals Points ======================================================================= 1 Banner, Brooke 15 Unattached…

Season of Hope Run Results 5K

Half-Mile Timing – Contractor License Season of Hope 5k/15k – 12/8/2012 Hawthorne Trail Gainesville, Fl Event 1 Girls 8&U 5000 Meter Run ======================================================================= Name Age Team Finals Points ======================================================================= Finals 1 Smith, Katie 8 Unattached 36:51.30 10 2 Fox, Olivia 8 Unattached 39:40.30 8 3 Pratt, Abigail 5 Unattached 47:43.20 6 4 Balbis, Katie 7…

Exciting dystonia DBS patient story shared

In generalized dystonia, muscles that should contract & relax to cooperate with each other contract at the same time and fight against each other. This causes awkward & painful postures and makes movement very difficult. We see young people with this disorder regularly. We are excited to share this patient story of successful deep brain…