Amber Ordaz

Amber OrdazFor more than 20 years, Amber Ordaz’s epilepsy caused seizures nearly every day and Grand Mal seizures once a month. Doctors determined that she needed brain surgery to treat the condition.

In preparation for surgery, Amber underwent pre-surgical testing at National Jewish Health. Doctors looked at every aspect of her physical and psychological health and determined that she could have the surgery.

“Everyone was really helpful,” recalls Amber. “I saw so many doctors – they even did a sleep test.”

Today, Amber is enjoying life with more freedom. She experiences fewer and less severe seizures and can do things she couldn’t do before, like hunting with her father.

“It was a big surgery, and National Jewish Health helped me,” she says. “That’s why I give.”