Jesse Stremcha
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Please join me to honor Dr. Frost, who gave my son a future, and make real his dream of a more human hospital for kids and families.

In Summary
In 1984, I watched my three-year-old son collapse to the ground. Dr. Michael Frost came into our lives shortly after that first seizure, and for the sixteen years that followed, he helped us believe that Dave still had a future. Fifteen years later, Dr. Frost and technological advancements made it possible to safely remove the seizure foci in Dave’s brain. He’s be seizure free every since!

For all the years I have known Michael Frost, he has nurtured a vision, a dream, of creating a holistic, state of the art facility dedicated to treating children with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. That dream is becoming a reality. The new neuroscience and epilepsy center was designed with the philosophy that the best patient care involves the family. Recognizing that sick children are not in the hospital alone, patient rooms have been designed to accommodate families. There is a wonderful humanness to the design of the new neuroscience and epilepsy center, a humanness that will set this center apart.

Your contribution to the creation of this world class neuroscience center will help children for years, and by making donations in the name of Dr. Frost, we will recognize a man who has dedicated his life to helping these children, giving hope and a future to so many, including my son.

Our Whole Story
In 1984, I watched my three year old son collapse to the ground. It was his first seizure. The years that followed were consumed by Rasmussen’s encephalitis and the uncontrolled seizure disorder that was part of the illness. Dave lost any chance of having a normal childhood, and it felt like he had also lost any hopes for his future. As a family, we adjusted to the new reality of seizures and seizure charts, anticonvulsants, scans, and hospitalizations.

Dr. Michael Frost came into our lives shortly after that first seizure, and for the sixteen years that followed, he helped us believe that Dave still had a future. Dr. Frost was there through the tests, the surgeries and the countless hours of uncertainty. In 1999, we brought Dave to St. Paul Children’s for his fourth surgery. Technological improvements over the years had finally made it possible to safely remove the seizure foci in Dave’s brain. The surgery was successful. Dave has been seizure free since December of 1999. He has gone on to graduate from college and is now married and living in Michigan. My son has a future because of Dr. Frost.

For all the years I have known Michael Frost, he has nurtured a vision, a dream, of creating a holistic, state of the art facility dedicated to treating children with epilepsy and other neurological disorders. Dr. Frost and the rest of the doctors at the Minnesota Epilepsy Group have long been recognized as a world class team of specialists. Their talents combined with the new neuroscience facility being constructed at St. Paul Children’s will make this dream a reality.

The new unit will be equipped with scientific state of the art equipment and treatment area. It is not the cutting edge equipment, though, that makes this place so special; it is the design. The new neuroscience and epilepsy center was designed with the philosophy that the best patient care involves the family. Recognizing that sick children are not in the hospital alone, patient rooms have been designed to accommodate families. Other family oriented facilities on the floor include a family kitchen where children and parents might gather to eat, a laundry to make it easier for out-of-town families, and spaces for interaction and education allowing sick children and their siblings the opportunity to be children, to be normal. There is a wonderful humanness to the design of the new neuroscience and epilepsy center, a humanness that will set this center apart.

The hospital has begun its own fund raising effort to complete this project, and I am writing to ask for your participation. Please join me in recognizing Dr. Frost by contributing funds especially earmarked to name a patient room in his honor. Enclosed is a special donor card. Please give what you can and ask your family and friends to help too. Donations can also be made online by going to XXXXXXXXXXXXXXXX.

Our contributions to the creation of this world class neuroscience center will help so many children in the years to come, and by making donations in the name of Dr. Frost, we will also be recognizing a man who has dedicated his life to helping these children, a man who has already given hope and a future to so many, including my son.

Thanking you for your generosity.

Diane Nash


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Children's Hospitals and Clinics of Minnesota
2910 Centre Pointe Drive
Roseville, MN 55113

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Children's is a national leader in advancing the health of children, innovating and delivering family-centered care of exceptional quality.

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