(South Dade News-Leader) Cristi Bundukamara gave up on Florida last fall. She and her husband Francis, a teacher for 16 years at South Dade High School known to everybody as "Coach Bundy", uprooted their life in Homestead and moved their seven children to Colorado in November because of their son’s illness.
"Reggie started having seizures at age seven," she said. "My son was having six to twelve grand mal seizures every three days."
Grand mal seizure are characterized by severe muscular convolutions, unconsciousness, followed by deep exhaustion, confusion and, usually, amnesia, migraines and nausea.
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Her son was nine before he was diagnosed with DRPLA, a rare progressive brain disorder.
Only three people in Florida have it, according to Bundukamara.