Change Bandit spotlight: Overcoming a seizure disorder

2014-02-04 16:06:53 by Nicole Winkleman, PR Intern, as posted on the inside.akronchildrens.org blog.

Mitchell Pallotta -webFor the first 5 years of his life, Mitchell Pallotta was a patient at Akron Children’s Hospital. To support the patients at Akron Children’s, and to say thanks for the great care he received, Mitchell has signed up to be a Change Bandit to raise money for the “Have a Heart, Do Your Part” radiothon, which airs Feb. 13-15 on 98.1 WKDD.

“I was a patient at the NeuroDevelopmental Science Center until age 6," Mitchell said. "I was diagnosed with absence seizures. I have since overcome the effects of that and outgrown the disorder.”

Mitchell is now a happy and healthy 10 year old and an active participant in youth sports. He enjoys school, playing his Xbox and playing outside.

“We hold a special place in our hearts for Dr. Margaret McBride, at Akron Children’s NeuroDevelopmental Science Center, and Dr. Charlyce Wallington at ACHP (Akron Children’s Hospital Pediatrics) Green,” said Tami Pallotta, Mitchell’s mother.

“I want to make sure that every child who needs help from Akron Children's Hospital is able to go there and get the treatment they need,” Mitchell added. “It's a great place.”

Click here to support the "Have a Heart, Do Your Part" radiothon.

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