When you think of Alaska, what comes to mind? Arctic temperatures? Rugged landscape? Unforgiving climate?
Check, check, and check.
But 30 years ago, Loraine and Winston Phillips were searching for resources for their daughter, Lori, when Alaska stood out for a completely different reason: its exceptional resources for those with special needs.
Lori was just three months old when her symptoms first began, including jerky movements she would have a few times a day. Doctors didn’t seem overly concerned until Winston was able to capture one of the episodes on video. A neurologist would later confirm what Lori’s parents had been suspecting – she was having 5-15 seizures every day.