PLACERVILLE, CALIFORNIA
HAILEY HUNTINGTON, 15, left, and Marissa Hunt, 14, share an iPad Wednesday.  Both girls suffer from a rare form of epilepsy called Dravet Syndrome. A story last summer in the Mountain Democrat helped bring the teens' moms together.Democrat photo by Pat Dollins

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Chain of knowledge helps local moms

By From page A1 | November 21, 2011

A long, slow hug marked a turning point in two mothers’ lives — a hug that had been 15 years in the making. While their daughters, 15-year-old Hailey Huntington and almost-15-year-old Marissa Hunt, curled up on the Hunts’ couch with an iPad, Alex Fila, 44, and Ginny Hunt, 48, talked about medications, seizures and the Mountain Democrat article that brought them together.

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