A long road ahead for the Ewings

ewing child seizures

Jamichia Ewing wears a magnetic wristband that can activate an implant near her shoulder that sends electrical signals to her brain, hopefully stopping her epileptic seizures.

DEVON RAVINE / Northwest Florida Daily News
Published: Thursday, March 21, 2013 at 11:41 AM.

CRESTVIEW — Tremaritus Ewing is cautiously hopeful her 8-year-old daughter’s life is about to change.

Next month, the single mother and second-grader will travel to Miami Children’s Hospital to determine whether Jamicha is a candidate for brain surgery to correct her epilepsy.

If the week-long evaluation determines she is, Tremaritus anticipates the doctors will perform surgery immediately because Jamicha’s seizures are becoming more frequent and local doctors are out of options.

“Hopefully, she’ll be able to live a little bit more normally,” Tremaritus said. “Hopefully.”

The trouble is, Tremaritus is not sure how she and her daughter will get to South Florida.

Her vehicle, which doesn’t have air-conditioning or working windows, barely makes it to doctor’s appointments in Gulf Breeze.

She knows Miami is out of the question, but she needs to get there for her daughter.



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