Dystonia's Bond Between Father and Son

Carl Luepker was 12 years old when he was diagnosed with Dystonia, a degenerative nerve disease. When he and his wife, Heather, were planning for children all he could think about is how is might affect them. Thanks to Dr. Jerrold Vitek, Department of Neurology, Carl underwent a successful surgery that embedded electrodes in his brain to help control his muscle spasms.

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