My daughter is 16 years old and has a life threatening disease, she needs a bone marrow transplant. She began to have seizures and was sent to to Vanderbilt Children's. We have had experience with them in the past and just moved back from Alabama, so had to return there. The first time there, they saw something on her MRI, but told us they ""thought"" it was just something on the film, an artifact. She was sent home and 4 days later she had a stroke, turns out what they saw on the film was actually a blood clot. We have learned alot about her disease since then at Birmingham Children's Hospital (they are wonderful there). We try to be her advocate now and Vanderbilt will not stand for it. They will not allow us to have ideas, opinions, suggestions, etc... The majority of the doctors are uncaring, lacking compassion, and downright rude. A neurologist there pinched my daughter during a seizure and left a raised area which then bruised. This is not professional behavior. They have added a great deal more stress to our lives than we already have with the illness and the upcoming transplant. We are currently seeking other treatment facilities.