A sudden and intense onset of up to 70 seizures a day – accompanied by wild mood swings, crippling anxiety and even hallucinations – forced Kimberly Bari to give up her adventurous life as a young woman working abroad.

Kimberly's UCSF team found that her seizures were starting in an area of her brain just millimeters away from brain tissue she needs to speak and move her limbs – meaning, they couldn't remove that area safely to treat her seizures. Instead, they used a technique called intraoperative brain mapping to implant a neurostimulation device.

Today, Kimberly is nearly seizure-free, working and living independently.