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 teacher in China.

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

Today, Kimberly is nearly seizure-free and is able to work and live independently. Hear Kimberly and her UCSF team talk about her procedures, and read a Q&A to learn more of Kimberly's story.