CLEVELAND -- New parents Kevin and Nicole Born-Crow were thrilled with the birth of their son, Finnegan, but they soon started to realize something wasn't quite right.
After a few weeks, Kevin and Nicole started to notice that Finnegan would freeze, and his eyes would start to tick like a clock.
Experts at Rainbow Babies and Children's Hospital diagnosed Finnegan with a rare form of epilepsy caused by a brain disorder. An entire quadrant of his brain didn't work, and as time passed, his seizures got worse.
With each seizure, Finnegan risked brain damage. The experts at Rainbow decided the best option was to remove the entire bad portion of the brain.
Rather than extracting the brain itself, doctors made cuts into the brain, which "unplugged" the portion of it causing the seizures.
The surgery left his brain intact, but Finnegan lost a part of his vision. Doctors have faith that in the long run he may have a blind spot, but his brain will develop ways of dealing that so it won't be problematic.
Since his surgery, Finnegan is a happy and healthy 15-month-old. He is seizure-free.