Paul Skripnik, a promising young musician and composer from Grand Rapids, was unable to use his talents when epileptic seizures prevented him from performing.
The part of his brain that spawned his seizures was close to areas that controlled his ability to play piano and percussion, and other tasks requiring manual dexterity and higher brain function.
With advanced brain monitoring, surgical planning and neurosurgery at the U-M Health System, an operation spared those areas while eliminating the source of his seizures. He is now seizure free.
Paul recently returned to U-M to perform and speak at the Investing in Ability series.