(WIDK by Patrick Heywood) - One little boy has begun to overcome a one-in-a-million disorder.
Matthew Ephrem, 2, underwent a new, risky surgery in an attempt to cure a one-in-a-million disorder, which caused the child to go into uncontrollable laughing seizures.
The seizures that Ephrem suffered from caused him disorientation; the uncontrollable giggle fits would overtake his body hundreds of times per day.
The fits were caused by a tumor in Ephrem’s brain, creating the laughing episodes called hypothalamic hamartoma,
The surgery was said to have gone beautifully, bringing hope to the family that Ephrem will lead a normal life, according to CBS New York.
Since the surgery, it’s been ten days without a laughing seizure for Matthew.