Tish West and her daughter Caroline attend prom night at St. Joseph’s Children’s Hospital on May 3, 2013.Photo by Andy Merhaut

St. Joseph's Children's Hospital clinic wins federal innovation grant

TAMPA — Like many teenagers, Caroline West needed to have her wisdom teeth extracted. But Caroline, 17, has a rare genetic condition known as alternating hemiplegia of childhood that has left her with severe physical and mental disabilities. Her condition is so fragile, the routine dental surgery led to a cascade o …