Monday, September 1 2014 1:31 PM EDT2014-09-01 17:31:17 GMT
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morning.Troopers say the crash occurred on Bookman Rd. about three miles west of Elgin at about 6 a.m. The motorcycleMore >>
The South Carolina Highway Patrol says a man on a motorcycle was killed in a crash Monday morningMore >>
COLUMBIA, SC (WIS) - A 6 month old baby boy who lives in Columbia suffers from a rare violent form of Epilepsy.
His name is Jackson Patterson he's the Patterson's first child and he is very sick.
You've heard motherhood is one of the toughest jobs in the world well wait till you hear what life has been like for Jackson's mom.
According to his mother, Amanda Patterson, life started relatively quickly and smoothly on January 11.
"I had the breeziest birth of any human ever," said Amanda. "He just popped right out. I didn't even know when to push."
The pain came two months later, "I cut the light on and his legs were board straight and his eyes were deviated to the left and he was just making the noise that he was making, no parent should have to hear," said Amanda. "I just knew that I was going to lose my baby that night."
Jackson was having a seizure and then he went into a coma. And then he came out.
After 42 days in the Children's Hospital at Palmetto Health Richland, Jackson left, but the seizures never left him.
From March until June the Patterson's didn't know what the real problem was, until late June when doctors diagnosed him with a rare and violent form of epilepsy called "Infantile Spasms" or "IS."
In addition to his diagnosis Jackson was also losing his vision.
"I noticed it first," said Amanda. "I said for about a week, I told my mom, my husband, "he can't see me, Mom."
The Patterson's say hope is to head to Cincinnati and meet with an expert who may be able to nail down a cause.
"I've put my eggs all in one basket and they're in Ohio," Amanda added.
Amanda says once they get to Cincinnati she'll have a mother, son chat with Jackson.
"I just tell him I love him and he's going to be okay and I'm fighting for him," said Amanda. "I'm fighting for him."
Sunday, August 31 2014 4:12 PM EDT2014-08-31 20:12:10 GMT
CONWAY, SC (WMBF) – Dozens of videos are all over Twitter from parties held at Coastal Carolina University. Many of the posts lead back to a group called I'm Shmacked. It makes videos at universitiesMore >>
Dozens of videos are all over social media from parties held at Coastal Carolina University.More >>
Friday, August 29 2014 12:21 PM EDT2014-08-29 16:21:29 GMT
An Alexander County woman is facing charges after deputies say she molested a four-year-old at a church while services were happening. According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old CarolMore >>
According to the Alexander County Sheriff's Office, 52-year-old Carol Diane Britto, of Taylorsville, was charged with one count of first degree statutory sex offense and one count of indecent liberties with a child.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:58 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:58:33 GMT
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.Prices are about $3.11 in the area on Labor Day, which, when compared toMore >>
You've likely noticed a spike in gas prices across the Midlands. They have jumped almost 15 cents after a steady drop nationwide.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 8:32 PM EDT2014-09-02 00:32:26 GMT
With a severe thunderstorm moving its way through the Midlands, customers across Richland and Lexington counties currently find themselves without power. South Carolina Electric & Gas is reporting overMore >>
Over 4,000 outages have been reported across the Midlands according to SCE&G.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 7:54 PM EDT2014-09-01 23:54:12 GMT
Whitney Hempsey remembered what doctors told her before she gave birth to her second child years ago. "It's like, 'Hey, are you tired of being pregnant?" Hempsey recalled. "'We can give you this and youMore >>
Mothers come together at Improving Birth Rally in an effort to stop rushed births.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 6:18 PM EDT2014-09-01 22:18:34 GMT
Under a bright Carolina sun, citizens across the state enjoy going out and making a few waves on the lakes. Some like Johnathan Crossland enjoy fishing as a method of recreation and relaxation for a while.More >>
Boaters and law enforcement officials provide safety advice when making waves on the lakes.More >>
Monday, September 1 2014 3:55 PM EDT2014-09-01 19:55:16 GMT
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing. Among those heroes are the thousands of troops who brought Hitler's EuropeMore >>
As America's population of World War II veterans continues to shrink, respect for their role in history appears to be growing.More >>