Celebrated annually on March 26, Epilepsy Awareness Day, or Purple Day, was created to increase the public’s understanding of this brain disorder and to eliminate […]
Category: Living With Epilepsy
Epilepsy Stigma: Ignorance, Prejudice, Discrimination
In my life with epilepsy it has been rare that I have experienced discrimination about my disease. I suffered my head accident which caused my […]
Welcome Aboard, Virtual Shipmates!
This spring, we invited people with epilepsy to join our crew as Virtual Shipmates by participating in our One More Step Challenge. We asked, “Are […]
Richie Shane started having seizures soon after he finished college. After over 3000 seizures and unsuccessfully trying to control them through medication, he underwent 2 […]
Cassandra Lund, Healthcare Professional
You cannot control what happens to you in life, but you can control how you respond to it. I started having seizures when I was […]
Finding a Reliable Mechanic and the Right Tool to Fix Your Brain
Why do people with epilepsy respond to different medications while others are unable to find a medication that controls their seizures? It’s a fascinating question […]
Trudy Robinson, sailor
Like many others, I was not born with epilepsy. I had my first seizure when I was 17 during my senior year of high school. […]
Chanda Gunn, Epilepsy Foundation New England
Chanda Gunn is an accomplished ice hockey player known for overcoming obstacles on and off the rink. When she was nine, she was diagnosed with […]
Bacon, Mayonnaise and Avocados: Good for the Epileptic Brain?
There is more and more interest in the use of a diet to control epilepsy that is not controlled by currently prescribed medications. But this […]
Did You Know That There are Many Types of Epilepsy?
When someone says the word “seizure”, what do you think of? Does the idea make you feel anxious or scared? Many people think that seizures […]