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Microcephaly causes small head size, seizures, developmental delays and intellectual disabilities. Did the Lennons’ unborn child have it?

Addison Lennon met all her early milestones: she sat up on time, crawled on time and walked on time.  At about 4 months, however, she had a seizure, and her parents started to worry. By 9 months, her head appeared small for her age.

Her neurologist reassured the family that Addison could still be within the lowest 5 percent of the normal range. “We were thinking she was typical,” says Kari Lennon, “she would be in that 5 percent.”

At 15 months, however, Addison had another seizure that was a lot more severe.  She had been tested for everything.  No one could pinpoint the cause of her so-called microcephaly, or small head.

Kari spent countless hours online in search of answers.  “How I could fix Addie? How could I make her better?” (Read on, or watch this video:)

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