Donation from Domino’s Pizza CEO to create Manitoba epilepsy program

Mikaela Boulet had her first epileptic seizure when she was 14 years old. It was the first of many.Medication and special diets couldn’t stop the seizures. Today, however, she’s seizure free.

It’s all thanks to a surgical procedure doctors performed on her brain. It stopped the seizures in their tracks, but it put her life on hold because the procedure wasn’t available in Manitoba.PHOTOS Domino’s Pizza of Canada CEO Michael Schlater and his wife Lilibeth are donating $2 million to create a pediatric epilepsy and neurosurgery program at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg.

“It definitely was a burden,” Boulet said. “I had to drop out of high school for a while so I could go and deal with my health.

“She’s far from alone. There are thousands of other Manitobans waiting for the out-of-province procedure.”Currently, wait lists to refer these patients out-of-province are up to two years in some cases,” said pediatric neurosurgeon Dr. Demitre Serletis.

That is about to change.Domino’s Pizza of Canada CEO Michael Schlater and his wife Lilibeth are donating $2 million to create a pediatric epilepsy and neurosurgery program at Children’s Hospital of Winnipeg.

Source: Donation from Domino’s Pizza CEO to create Manitoba epilepsy program | CTV News Winnipeg

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