Meet Max

Our Mr. Max was born on August 25, 2009. Besides a little morning sickness in the beginning, I had a wonderful pregnancy, and his delivery was without any complications. His big brother, Jack, dad, and I could not wait to meet the little man that was going to complete...

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Meet Dr. Kerstin Alexandra Klotz

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas – a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Meet Francesco

Appreciate the little moments in life. That’s what my almost three-year-old son has taught me. Francesco was born, full-term and completely healthy boy, on December 27, 2016. He came into a world that loved and cherished him; a support system of three beautiful step...

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Meet David

If you met David or indeed if you saw David perform you would be surprised to learn that David had a hypothalamic hamartoma (HH), had surgery in the Barrow in Phoenix at age 12 and had huge challenges along his journey to success. David’s HH presented itself to us...

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Meet Dr. Clifford B Saper

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Meet Dr. Varina L. Boerwinkle

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Why Do The Comorbidity Survey?

We are only a week into the HH Comorbidity Survey and the participation has been amazing! We hope to have at least 200 participants by the end of July and it looks like we can certainly make that number and perhaps more! A huge thank you to all who have already...

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Meet Dr. Maximilin Geiger

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Meet Dr. Peter West

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Neurological Comorbidities

Neurological Comorbidities and Hypothalamic Hamartomas (HH) Probably the most studied comorbidity associated with hypothalamic hamartomas (HH) is epilepsy. For many individuals with HH, it is intractable epilepsy – uncontrolled seizures that are frequent and...

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Meet Dr. Samuel Berkovic

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Meet Dr. Helen Cross

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Psychiatric and Behavior Symptoms

While other hypothalamic hamartoma (HH) comorbidities have been studied in more depth – the psychiatric and behavior components of this rare syndrome have not. We, as a community of patients and caregivers, have long struggled to understand the reasoning behind what...

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Meet Guilherme

[see translation here] My name is Renato and I live in Brazil with my wife and 2 kids. I am here to tell you about my oldest son, Guilherme. He was born in 2011. Along with the hypothalamic hamartoma (HH), Guilherme also was born with polydactyly of both hands and...

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Meet Dr. Kevin Yuen

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Meet Dr. Arthur Cukiert

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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Endocrine Comorbidities

In my last blog, I introduced the concept of comorbidities and hypothalamic hamartomas (HH). If you happened to miss that blog, you can read it here. In that blog, I noted that in medicine, a comorbidity is defined as a condition or symptom that occurs, or is seen...

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Meet Dr. Holan Liang

Hope for HH is co-sponsoring the 4th International Symposium on Hypothalamic Hamartomas - a professional symposium for HH investigators, clinicians and researchers – in Washington DC Sept. 12-14. The Symposium aims to identify gaps in understanding and opportunities...

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