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Community rallies around toddler as she returns home following groundbreaking brain surgery in Detroit

Shortly after birth, Rainey LaPrade was diagnosed with Sturge-Weber Syndrome, a rare disorder characterized by a birthmark on the face. Rainey wasn’t responding to non-surgical treatment and contiued to have seizures while undergoing medical treatment. Rainey was a great candidate for a surgery that the interim Chief of Pediatric Neurosurgery, Michael Cools, said was developed at the Detroit hospital. The procedure Rainey underwent has proven to be less invasive, with less blood loss, fewer complications, and faster recovery. Since being discharged from the hospital, Rainey has been doing well and seeing progress through physical therapy.

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