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Using the cloud to help diagnose a rare, debilitating childhood disease

Using the cloud to help diagnose a rare, debilitating childhood disease

There’s perhaps nothing more terrifying than being a parent of a small child, and watching them suffer from a seizure. There is a profound feeling of helplessness witnessing them convulse, not knowing how long it will last—or how much damage will be done.

“What you feel is impotence,” explains Julian Isla, whose son Sergio began having catastrophic epileptic seizures when he was two months old. “You get the feeling that you have to take care of your son, you have to protect him, and you can’t. That feeling of not being able to do anything as a parent, I think is the most painful feeling that a parent can have.”

Sergio suffered from his first seizure in the middle of a Christmas holiday, recalls Isla, who lives with his family in a suburb of Madrid, Spain.

“My wife called me to the bathroom and I could see Sergio having a seizure in there. I had never seen a seizure before, that was the first time ever, and in that moment, no doubt about it, I knew that something was terribly wrong.”

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