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October 21, 2020

#51 Speaking Up About SUDEP: Two Mothers’ Stories

Guest: Libby Boyce and Jessica Brandes

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.

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Epilepsy and AdvocacyLiving with Epilepsy
October 21, 2020

#51 Speaking Up About SUDEP: Two Mothers’ Stories

Guest: Libby Boyce and Jessica Brandes

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.

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FamilyLiving with Epilepsy
October 8, 2020

#50 Mourning Your Idealized Life: Resilience, Love and Acceptance

Guest: Miguel Cervantes

Kelly and Miguel Cervantes discuss coping with the impacts and challenges of parenting a child with special needs in a never-seen episode recorded in November 2018.

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Living with Epilepsy
September 10, 2020

#49 Seizing Life Highlights: Epilepsy Surgery

Guest: Dr. Joffre Olaya, Dr. Jeffrey Loeb and Howard Zwirn

What you should know about brain surgery for epilepsy from both the patient and physician perspective.

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Living with Epilepsy
August 26, 2020

#48 A Disability-Friendly Model for Independent Living

Guest: Jillian and Scott Copeland

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Living with Epilepsy
August 12, 2020

#47 All About Seizures: How Understanding Informs Treatment

Guest: Dr. Michael Smith

Seizures explained simply. Explore how they happen, why they look different from person to person, and why different treatments options work for different people.

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Living with Epilepsy
July 29, 2020

#46 The “Invisible” Consequences of Traumatic Brain Injury

Guest: Alec Beauseigneur-Jimenez and Katie Beauseigneur

After a military training accident, doctors worked tirelessly to fix this Marine’s hand. But the bigger consequence, the risk of post-traumatic epilepsy, went unnoticed.

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Healthcare
July 15, 2020

#45 Seeing the Whole Person: Disability, Race, and Healthcare

Guest: Sherri Brady

Sherri Brady tells us about the challenges of navigating the healthcare system as a black woman with a daughter who suffers from a rare neurological disorder.

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Living with Epilepsy
July 1, 2020

#44 It’s Personal: Christin Godale’s Path to Epilepsy Research

Guest: Christin Godale

PhD candidate and aspiring epilepsy researcher Christin Godale shares her journey from hiding her epilepsy to becoming an advocate and pursuing a career in neuroscience.

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Living with Epilepsy
June 17, 2020

#43 Growing Up and Gaining Independence with Epilepsy

Guest: Ashleigh Henrichs and Caroline Pratt

Talks between parents and children with epilepsy can be fraught with concerns and clashes over health, social life, and independence. This mother-daughter duo discusses how to communicate productively.

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