Teen Girl Undergoes Surgery for 'Suicide Disease'

KatieRose Hamilton is recovering from brain surgery to treat trigeminal neuralgia.
3:00 | 01/30/14

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Imagine living with a condition that makes you feel like this. It feels like you know -- really fit kitchen knives. Physics and stabbing is that I had really Stewart three hours is nothing you can -- thirteen year old Katie rose Hamilton suffered from the disease called trying general neurology at something she first experienced two years ago it comes on suddenly without warning when the team is going on. It's horrifying we can even touch her -- we can't talk to her. We've got to be quiet dark room. She's she lays there she -- the disorder is caused by blood vessels or nerves clusters that compress the -- -- -- manner and cause unbearable facial pain it's so awful it is sometimes called the -- -- disease because people say they cannot live with it. Katie underwent one brain surgery already but the pain returned eight months later. Now though there is hope she and her family have traveled from home in Virginia to Orange County California. Doctor mark Lynn -- will perform a radical but often effective operation. Knock on wood we've been successful and every one so far but that doesn't mean we'll be successful and everybody expects that the success -- for this operation is about 80%.

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