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Published: Friday, November 22, 2013 at 11:12 AM.

This past October, the doctors diagnosed Billy Bob with benign rolandic epilepsy, a form of Pediatric Epilepsy Syndrome.

Benign rolandic epilepsy is a common childhood seizure syndrome, with seizures beginning between 2 and 13 years of age. The seizures most commonly observed with Billy Bob’s type of epilepsy are partial motor seizures (twitching) or a sensory seizure (numbness or tingling sensation) involving the face or tongue and which may cause garbled speech. In addition, tonic-clonic (formally called grand mal) seizures may occur, especially during sleep.

Children are amazing… Billy Bob is extraordinary.

First, is “Billy Bob” his real name?

Yes.

His name is “William Robert,” taking names from each of his granddaddies.

His Uncle Jonathan tagged him “Billy Bob” and that is the name he prefers. It is also the name that friends, teachers, doctors, teammates and the opposition call him.



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