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This site is produced by WGBH Educational Foundation.

Co-Executive Producers

Arthur R. Smith
Amy Tonkonogy


Kelly Lawman
Cynthia McKeown

Content Producer

Steven Bedard

Associate Producer

Jayne Sportelli

Video Editor

Mary-Kate Shea

Additional Content

Christopher Riegle

Multimedia Designer

Sonali Patel

Senior Multimedia Developer

Molly Frey

Lead Multimedia Developer

Jon Whitney

Production Manager

Mary Ellen Gardiner


Tom Fahey
Bob Nesson
Ken Willinger


Clint Bramesco
Dick Williams

Audio Mix

Richard Bock

Digital Video Specialist

Jon Alper

Original Music

David Grimes

Scientific Illustrations

Jeffrey M. Aarons
JMA Illustration and Design

Business Management

Jim Barton, Business Manager
Maria Constantinides, Business Manager
Christopher Boone, Unit Manager
Amy Stahl, Unit Manager

Special Thanks

This work was made possible by the vision of Elizabeth Thiele, MD, PhD.

The production team wishes to thank all of the families who welcomed us into their homes and willingly shared their personal stories.

We also wish to thank the many doctors, the staff, and the Web support team at Massachusetts General Hospital and Partners HealthCare who participated in the production of this project, including: Christina Anagnos; Patricia Bruno, RN; Kerry Conant; Nicole Danforth, MD; Emad N. Eskandar, MD; Leigh Horne-Mebel, LICSW; Kara Houghton, R.EEG.T; Philippe Major, MD; Amy K. Morgan, PhD; David Muzykewicz; Zaida Ortega; Heidi H. Pfeifer, RD, LDN; Gretchen Timmel, MEd; Valerie Wencis.

Additional thanks to Bridget Donovan, Burncoat High School, Worcester, MA; Colonel Daniel Marr Boys and Girls Club, Dorchester, MA; Crocker House Inn, Vineyard Haven, MA; Daniel Bulli; Derrick Clark of Clark's Self Defense, Waban, MA; Museum of Science, Boston, MA; SEEM Collaborative, Stoneham, MA; South Elementary School, Stoneham, MA; Stewart Smith, Sunny Farms Convenient Store, Worcester, MA; Tisbury School, Vineyard Haven, MA.

Funding for this site is provided by The Jordyn Cook Epilepsy Fund, Inc.

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This content was last reviewed on November 20, 2006.