Joshua Marszalek

Joshua Marszalek, father of Kathryn was interviewed by AHCIM in July 2014

“We went through a period of mourning because family plans and goals are rewritten when you have an AHC child”



Dominique Poncelin

Dominique Poncelin is father of Patrik was interviewed by AHCIM in August 2014

“Patrik has very severe seizures and has to be put in an artificial coma for 8-20 days two times a year on average”


Landis Pino

Landis Pino, Mother of Madison and Marley, was interviewed by the AHCIM in October 2014

Landis has TWO children affected by AHC which is extremely rare.
When the interview was done she did not have the confirmation that her youngest daughter was affected.

Helen Cross

Professor Helen Cross was interviewed by AHCIM in London, May 2015

“If we find a treatment for AHC it may well help other disorders”

“the children who now are negative for mutation in ATP1A3 may teach us even more then those that are positive”

Meg Krenn

Meg Krenn, mother of Emory, was interviewed by AHCIM in August 2015

Meg and Bill Krenn have 4 children together which is not common among AHC families.
They have a very positive outlook on life.
Meg tells us about their life with AHC and that they will never lose hope

Mallory Eastman

Mallory Eastman, sister of Caroline Eastman, was interviewed by AHCIM in August 2015

Mallory shares her view as a sibling to an AHC hero.
She tells us among other things how hard it is to explain what AHC really is.
She also explains how the ketogenic diet is affecting Caroline.

Sho Yano

Sho Yano was interviewed by AHCIM in Washington, DC, August 2015

Sho Yano believes that ATP1A3 mutations are much more common than we realize

Some people have 1 or 2 episodes in a lifetime that is explained as infection, meningitis or something else and they never know that they actually have a mutation in ATP1A3

Dr. Sho Yano is an Asian-American prodigy with an estimated IQ of 200. His father is from Japan and his mother is from South Korea.

Dr. Yano showed signs of exceptional abilities at a very early age- he started reading at the age of 2, writing by the age of 3, composing music by age 5 and scored 1,500 out of 1,600 on SAT at the age of 8. In the following year, at the age of 9, he entered Loyola University of Chicago which made him the youngest person to get into college in the U.S., and three years later, he entered medical school to persuade his dream of becoming a doctor. And at the age of 21, he graduated from the University Of Chicago Pritzker School Of Medicine (MD), where he also received a PhD in molecular genetics and cell biology, and now, he is the youngest MD from University of Chicago and the second youngest MD in history.