Six-Year-Old Girl Has Half Her Brain Removed

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A 6-year-old Texas girl is recovering after she had surgery Wednesday to remove the right side of her brain, WFAA-TV reported.

Jessie Hall, who lives in Aledo, Texas, has Rasmussen's encephalitis,a rare illness that eats away at the brain and causes seizures and reduced mobility. In Jessie's case, she lost the use of her left arm.

Doctors hope that removing the diseased part of Jessie's brain will stop the uncontrollable seizures.