I have lived with epilepsy for twenty years. For lack of education and awareness, my staring spells were dismissed as nothing more than daydreaming when I was a child. I had my first tonic clonic seizure at the age of twelve, and was officially diagnosed. Living with no diagnosis while still having seizures has dramatically affected my life, fueling my passion for educating others about the condition. Advocating for others has helped me cope with my own seizures. I am yet to be seizure-free, but I come closer each day by keeping an epilepsy diary and sharing information with others.
Additionally, I work with others that have developmental disabilities and enjoy every minute of it! It is so rewarding at the end of the day, to know that my livelihood is helping others live a happier life. :) Through my personal struggles with epilepsy, I have become very sensitive to the needs of children and others without a voice. There is no excuse for a child or dependent to not have the necessary medical attention to live to their best ability. THIS is why I do what I do, and why I love patientslikeme.com!
Nov 14, 2010
Sep 20, 2012