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Epilepsy patient Avagrace Spencer, 7, wears a protective helmet with flower on each side as she sits backwards on the lap of her dad, Brendan Spencer, while pediatric neurologist Dr. Yu-Tze Ng talks about a new drug to treat epilepsy. A new drug is offering help to families with children who are experiencing the most severe type of childhood epilepsy known as Lennox-Gastaut syndrome. Doctor Yu-Tze Ng, a pediatric neurologist, discussed the drug and its potential implications in the lives of two young patients at an afternoon press conference at the OU Health Sciences Center on Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. Thursday, Nov. 10, 2011. The children are Jesse Sandoval, 8, and Avagrace Spencer, 7. Photo by Jim Beckel, The Oklahoman