Everyone has always known me as the “epileptic” because of my ability to embrace my disability. From conferences, to commercials, to newspapers, to jobs – I’ve done it all and continue to help others come out of their shadow.
As a child growing up with epilepsy, my mother always told me never to tell anyone. When I did, it caused MANY misunderstandings. I recall of one boy who would fake seizures; I simply ignored the issue. People saw me as “diseased” and I was referred to as the “epileptic”. It was not until high school where I started self-advocating; I wanted others to be educated so I came out of my shadow.
Epilepsy is a brain disorder characterized by a predisposition to generate. . . .
What is Epilepsy? Epilepsy is a chronic disorder. It is the. . . .
Seizure Seizures are symptoms of a brain problem. A seizure is a sudden. . . .
Treating Epilepsy Treatment of epilepsy is usually focused on controlling. . . .
Signs of Symptoms of Epilepsy The most important symptoms of epilepsy are. . . .
How to prevent seizures? The cause of epilepsy is often not known, therefore. . . .