As a pediatric neurosurgeon, I help children with a wide range of neurological conditions. It can be a challenge explaining diseases and illnesses that affect the brain to families. That’s why when I came across Isabelle’s video on YouTube, I thought, I couldn’t have said it any better!

I invite you to watch Isabelle’s inspiring story as only she can tell it. I am sure it will bring a smile to your face, just like it did for me. Enjoy!

Andrew Foy, MD– Andrew Foy, MD, pediatric neurosurgeon at Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin; assistant professor at the Medical College of Wisconsin

At Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, our philosophy is to treat not only the illness or injury, but the whole child.


Why it doesn’t always take a brain surgeon to explain brain surgery — 4 Comments

  1. Love this. Can’t get enough of it – Isabelle is a future Child Life specialist!!

  2. This is a great video. What a brave little girl! My daughter had Chiari Decompression surgery at CHW in September. We found it because of a freak fall, before it could cause scoliosis (hopefully – we still have follow up MRIs scheduled). It was really great to hear the experience from a child’s point of view because my daughter is only 2 1/2. I only wish I had seen this before my daughter’s surgery. It may have lessened our fears a bit. Thanks for sharing this!

  3. Isabelle, I knew you were a special little girl the moment I met you, with that big smile. Always keep your positive, cheerful attitude! You did so well with your surgery and afterward and now you’re a movie star!…so very proud of you!