The Journey to the Truth – a Column by Meagan Cheney

Meagan joined BioNews in 2020 as a columnist for Dravet Syndrome News. Before joining the BioNews team Meagan was a freelance writer for six years. She also runs her own blog, where she writes about homemaking and parenting. Meagan lives in Colorado with her husband and three children. Her youngest daughter, Austen, was diagnosed with Dravet syndrome in May 2016 at 1 year old.

My Daughter Sets a New Record for Going Seizure-free

For most of her life until now, my 7-year-old daughter, Austen, who has Dravet syndrome, held the same record for the number of days she’d gone without a seizure. Dravet syndrome is characterized by frequent seizures that are often resistant to treatment. Austen’s record was 178 days.