Following a 27-hour sedation period, my life was completely changed.
I had my first grand mal seizure when I was 2
We can still smile and be hopeful for the future.
It could not extinguish the light that shines from the core of our friendship
It was then that I had to start looking into ways to manage stress and emotion, on top of taking meds.
Of course, back in the day, bike helmets were not even a thought.
He sees the world through a lens of ease and silliness. He's unafraid and he's just sweet.
I was told that I ran over a curb and flipped my car three times.
Each year we hold a baseball/wiffleball game in Nick’s honor.
The minute he arrived into this world we adored him.
At the age that most teenagers start to drive, I had my first seizure.
At 9 years old, I had surgery and have been seizure free for 5 years!
My device has been stopping a seizure every 8 or fewer minutes.
We met epilepsy nine years ago. We were on holiday, walking on the beach. It appeared out of nowhere.
I was with a Military Police Unit. Rockets flew over us and we could see and feel the battle ahead.
I am nearly seven years seizure free. But epilepsy impacts me every day.
You could look at me and never know…unless I’m having a big seizure.
I was given the hope that I would most likely "grow out of it." However, it followed me into adulthood.
I am 60 and am living my life seizure free for 10 years! I can drive now.
Now this keto diet is working.
He loves Curious George, Cars, gear toys, and playing with his best friend and little brother, Danny.
Being a kid with epilepsy is not easy. You can’t do other things kids can do.
Determined to follow his dreams, Roi earned his bachelor’s in the Philippines at age 20.
Renewed lease on a seizure-free life.
Epilepsy is Merciless
Epilepsy is Suffering
Epilepsy is Misleading
Epilepsy is Missing Out
Parents, this journey to help your child is a marathon.
Intractable: adjective; not easily relieved or cured
I made it through surgery with a renewed hope of having a better quality of life.
I want to know that I’ve done everything I could to keep my daughter alive and living a full life.
I want more answers and someone who will listen to me.
When we believe in a cause worth fighting for, then we can do anything.
We need more research and a faster path to treatments so that people can get back to their lives.
Daniel is hopeful and once again on track to realizing his dream of becoming a teacher.
We have to keep fighting for Hadley and for her future.
Tony and Irina chose to become involved with CURE Epilepsy to help support research in epilepsy genetics.
I learned to adjust and I kiss the ground I walk on to have a second chance.
I fight every day as Bradley's advocate alongside his dad.
When faced with a challenge Anthony does not shy away, he accepts the challenge and conquers it.
We work through the negatives, relish on the positives, and do what we can to help Max and other families
Because I had epilepsy. The high school called me an obstruction for the classroom
We learn differently, but learning keeps us going.
I hear you, I see you, and I love each and every one of you.
Is today the day I will wrap my arms around my mom in heaven?
I’ve had one of the rarest types of epilepsy ever since I was 3 years old.
My brother has epilepsy, and I don’t remember a time that epilepsy hasn’t impacted my family
I had to quickly come to terms with the fact that Maddie has many special needs
When Eva began experiencing seizures, I was scared, confused, and could see how difficult it was for her.
I’ve always known about the struggles people with epilepsy face because they were part of my childhood
I am now the proud Mom to one medically complex child with drug-resistant epilepsy
I still had trouble understanding the way my seizures affected other aspects of my life
Epilepsy has changed my life. It has affected my relationships and my abilities.
I was angry and confused at the world as to why this was happening to me
Embracing my diagnosis of epilepsy was something that I struggled to cope with.