28 May Batul’s Superhero Story
Batul is a SLC13A5 Superhero. Here are a few fun facts Batul’s parents shared with us!
- Name: Batul
- Age: 8
- Homestate: Virginia
- Superhero Power: Sweetie pie with a contagious smile
- Favorite places to visit: library, parks, playgrounds, water parks
- Favorite Transportation: Airplane
- What she loves most: her family, friends, chocolate, and being outdoors
Batul’s Medical Journey
When I first met TESS Superhero Batul, she looked like a typical toddler. She was starting to walk, trying her best to talk, and her smile made everyone in the room smile, too. Batul’s big sister also has SLC13A5 Epilepsy. Both Batul and her sister started having seizures shortly after birth, and her big sister has struggled to meet milestones, like sitting without assistance. But Batul benefited from having a big sister who had spent years trying different treatment options. Having an early and accurate genetic diagnosis is like giving every child a big sister: it helps parents with family planning, it lets doctors know that they are dealing with a serious epilepsy, and so much more.