Epilepsy patient, counselor, and author Jon Sadler discusses living with epilepsy for more than 50 years and how his experiences have shaped his perspective on epilepsy and informed his efforts to become a counselor and help fellow patients and caregivers.
After the loss of his fiancé to SUDEP, Geoff Applegate a single-parent was left coping with his own grief while also learning how to help his young son understand the loss of his mother.
When Paul St. Pierre encountered a lack of understanding of epilepsy at his school, he and his mother, Colleen, took action to ensure that all schools in the state of New Jersey were educated on epilepsy and seizure safety.
For many people, their 20’s are an exciting time of personal and professional growth. It may be the first time you’re on your own, beginning a career and making new friends. Your world is a mix of social activities and work responsibilities. You are young, ambitious, and in the prime of your life. Then, out of nowhere, you have a seizure, and find yourself navigating a new world of doctors, neurologists, tests, and medications in an effort to balance epilepsy with your busy life.
Lauren Panco was 26 years old, in the midst of a promising career with a fast-growing company, engaged to be married, and enjoying a busy professional and social lifestyle when she suddenly suffered a seizure. On this week’s Seizing Life®, Lauren, now 32, discusses the disturbing initial diagnosis she received, her concerns about the impact of epilepsy on her career, and how she has navigated workplace challenges with a determination not to allow epilepsy to define her. Lauren also offers advice for communicating with employers and co-workers and making the decision to have a baby as a woman with epilepsy.
Elissa Moore recounts her son Cormac’s journey to a diagnosis and details the challenges they encountered in pursuit of the right treatment for his epilepsy.
A newly diagnosed patient educates herself on epilepsy to advocate for the treatment and therapy that works best for her.
On this episode of Seizing Life, Libby Boyce and Jessica Brandes, two mothers who each lost a son to SUDEP, Sudden Unexpected Death in Epilepsy, discuss transforming tragedy and grief into action.
Explore the impacts and complex challenges of addressing epilepsy in the developing world.
Kelly Cervantes sits in the guest seat to give fellow advocates tips on making a difference in the battle against epilepsy.
Learn how this college student battles epilepsy stigma by speaking up and advocating like a champion.