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LEARN HOW KETO HAS CHANGED LIVES

Most keto success stories have similarly bleak beginnings, but the important thing is to believe there is hope. The ketogenic diet is often prescribed as a last resort for families and patients that have exhausted all possible medical options, and have nowhere else to turn. A large percentage of those lucky enough to find out about the diet have amazing stories that will inspire you to consider keto as a first line defense or a tool to improve your overall health outcome.

Ciara's Story

On January 13, 2005, we were blessed by the birth of our daughter Ciara (Kee-ra), a beautiful, perfect baby born without any obvious health issues. Little did we know that at 5½ months, our world would change forever, marked by Ciara’s first grand mal seizure which lasted 25 minutes. Soon,...

Nat's Story

Hello – this is the story of Nat’s journey with Epilepsy and the Ketogenic Diet. Nat was born healthy, and was on pace or ahead of the mark developmentally when he had his first seizure in April of 2007 at 2 years and 7 months old. His second seizure came...

Raffi's Story

In December of 2004, our 4 year old son Raffi was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Despite three surgeries and several failed chemo protocols, it was clear that the tumor was winning. Raffi's vision, language and motor skills deteriorated, and a cascade of endocrine problems affected many vital functions. Our...

Katie M's Story

Before being treated by Mary Kay Koenig, M.D., an expert in mitochondrial diseases at Memorial Herman Hospital in Houston Texas, five-year-old Katie lived a life of daily seizures, developmental deficits and repeat visits to specialists who had no answers. Just months after beginning treatment for a glucose transporter deficiency, she...

Katie's Story

Our daughter, Katie (9 years old), loves to swim, ski, read, sing, participate in Irish dance, ballet, and team sports. She lives in Montana with her younger sister, Laura (6 years old), and her mom and dad who work full time. She travels with her family to explore national parks,...

Scott's Story

Scott was diagnosed at three years old with an epilepsy syndrome called Lennox Gastaut Syndrome. Over the years we tried just about all of the anti-seizure medications and various combinations of these medications, but nothing worked for long. He also went into nonstop seizures regardless of what we tried. At...

Lucy's Story

As of last week Lucy is officially DRUG FREE!! It is a true miracle. It was exactly 1 year ago that Lucy was diagnosed with a severe form of epilepsy (Lennox Gastaut Syndrome) and the prognosis was not very good to say the least. We were desperate. And then Aunt...

Isaiah's Story

Isaiah is my miracle. Let me tell you his story. Isaiah was born 9 days late, everyone always assumes he was premature because of all of his health problems, but he was a long way from premature. Within the first 2 weeks we knew he had a vision problem. I...

Charlie's Story

When I arrived at Johns Hopkins just before Thanksgiving in 1993 I was 20 months old. I weighed about 19 pounds and was taking Dilantin, Felbatol, Tegratol, and transene several times every day. I still had a bandage on the back of my head from when they operated on my...

Our Story

The Charlie Foundation was established in 1994 in order to raise awareness about the ketogenic diet as a treatment for childhood epilepsy. The modern success of the diet has led to new demands on the medical community. In order to meet these demands, the Charlie Foundation has expanded its priorities...

Nevin's Story

I truly believe The Ketogenic Diet not only saved my daughter's cognitive abilities, but also saved her life. Nevin's first seizure was at 10 months of age. She was well-controlled on one medication until her seizure pattern changed at the age of four. She was having 500 or more seizures...
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