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My sister Ali suffers from a form of pediatric epilepsy that affects the language centre of the brain. She was born normal, but around age three had a series of 12 ear infections in three months. After that, Ali begun to lose her language and soon after became completely mute. For three years, my family searched for a reason why Ali had lost her ability to speak.

In 1995, she was diagnosed with Landau-Kleffner Syndrome (LKS). Since then, I’ve watched my sister change – and that affected my life profoundly. It was hard to grasp what was actually happening, and after she was diagnosed, Ali had to take medication after medication…

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