This week on Seizing Life® Dr. Patrice Jackson-Ayotunde discusses her 20+ years of epilepsy drug research and her decade-long epilepsy fundraising efforts.
Category Archives: Epilepsy and Advocacy
A Daughter’s Diagnosis Inspires Concerts for Epilepsy
This week on Seizing Life® Matt Perrone shares his epilepsy journey, discusses the impacts of epilepsy on his mental health, and explains how his daughter’s diagnosis spurred him to create EpiPalooza.
From Desperation to Hope: The Founding and Future of CURE Epilepsy
This week on Seizing Life Susan Axelrod, CURE Epilepsy founder, and Barbara Kelly, the founding Research Chair, discuss the past, present, and future of the organization and epilepsy research.
Sharing Epilepsy Diagnosis After Decades Leads to Climbing for Research
This week on Seizing Life® Carmen Zannier shares her 35 year epilepsy journey, discusses her recent decision to go public with her diagnosis, and explains how her passion for mountain climbing has led her to raising funds for epilepsy research.
Kids Ask Docs the Darndest Things About Epilepsy
This week on Seizing Life® kids ask pediatric neurologists about epilepsy. Dr. Kristen Park of Children’s Hospital of Colorado and Dr. Adam Numis of the UCSF Benioff Children’s Hospital answer questions from kids on a wide variety of topics related to epilepsy.
Remembering a Brother Lost to SUDEP and Finding Hope in Community
CURE Epilepsy Board Member Hannah Whitten shares her experiences growing up with a brother with epilepsy and the tragedy of losing him to SUDEP.
Celebrating 100 episodes: Community, Impact, and Hope
Guest host David Axelrod interviews Seizing Life host Kelly Cervantes about turning her epilepsy experience into advocacy, hope, and scientific advances.
Medical Cannabis: A Life Changing Journey for Mother and Son
This week we look at medical cannabis as a treatment for epilepsy with Sarah O’Hanlon. Sarah shares her journey to find relief for her son’s seizures from Colorado to advocacy to a master’s in medical cannabis.
Growing Up with Epilepsy Leads to Making Movies About It
Filmmaker Miles Levin discusses growing-up with epilepsy and turning his experiences into the award-winning short film “Under the Lights”.
A Young Woman’s Epilepsy Journey of Acceptance, Empowerment, and Advocacy
This week on Seizing Life college student Kiara Mowat shares her epilepsy journey from her diagnosis in 2018 at age 14 to her first year in college. Hear this personal epilepsy story from an amazing young woman.