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By JUDITH OTT
Correspondent 

Martinsburg Girl, 9, Battling Seizures

 

October 24, 2019

Judith Ott

Allison Steele (right), 9, of Martinsburg, has been suffering from seizures for more than two years. She is pictured with her mother, Natasha Steele, and the family puppy, Mustang.

Allison Nicole Steele, daughter of Natasha Steele of Martinsburg, has been suffering from seizures for more than two years now.

For this 9-year-old girl, every day is a struggle as she attends school at Martinsburg Elementary.

In 2017, this young girl fell on the playground and became unresponsive. She was taken to UPMC Altoona then sent to UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh.

Currently, she is under the care of Dr. Louis Fernandez at UPMC Children's Hospital of Pittsburgh. Her seizure activity is described as atonic absence convulsion and she is on medication. This is described by her...



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