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Moriah Everson (right), pictured with her mother, Pat Everson, is preparing to undergo surgery that could help improve her epilepsy. Moriah Everson checked into the hospital for pre-operation procedures on Tuesday, Jan. 15.

Somerset girl hopes surgery will stop seizures

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Moriah Everson had her first seizure when she was 18 months old.

"I could tell something wasn't right and we went running in," said Pat Everson, Moriah Everson's mother. "It was scary, we just prayed over her and we called 911 right away."


That was only the first of many grand mal seizures, according to Pat Everson. She said Moriah Everson's seizures have increased over time and now, at 11 years old, she has a grand mal seizure about once a week.

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Gretta Stark
Gretta Stark has been a reporter for the River Falls Journal since July of 2013. She previously worked as a reporter for the New Richmond News from June 2012 to July 2013. She holds a BA in Print and Electronic Media from Wartburg College.
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