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Teresa’s Story (Epilepsy)

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I had my first seizure when I was home from college for my father’s funeral. My mom was out, and I went to hop in the shower…and that’s the last thing I remember. I woke up eight weeks later in a burn unit! I was 27, in prime vanity years. …

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Stephanie’s Story (Epilepsy)

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I have been fighting with Epilepsy for over 10 years now and with that, I have been dealing with migraines. Just recently I found out that I have a blood disorder. However, I wake up with a smile on my face and tell my husband and everyone around me that …

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Haley’s Story (Epilepsy)

I was just recently diagnosed with JME last month. About 6 months ago, I started having what I called “jerks” right away in the morning. For a few months, it was just here and there I would get them, and now a couple of months ago, it turned into a …

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Lorena’s Story (Epilepsy)

Hi, my name is Lorena. I am a single mother of 4 wonderful children. Twenty days after I had my 4th baby, I had a stroke and lost complete movement of my right side. Lost my speech and some of my memory. I recovered most of it all back, but some of …

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Angela’s Story (Epilepsy)

Now, a 42 year old, mother of two, I was diagnosed with epilepsy at 19. After medication after medications and a near death  experience due to liver dysfunction, I’m back on the wagon train. This past weekend, I had a grand mal seizure for the first time in 17 years. …

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Amy’s Story (Epilepsy)

This story is about our eight year old daughter. She has had a long hard life for only being eight. She developed epilepsy at three years old. It came on very quickly. It was a very rough first year, she got very ill, went status (which is seizures that can’t …

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Rose’s Story (Epilepsy)

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It was 1974, and I was 17 years old. I was living in my hometown of Chicago that sunny July afternoon. One minute I was standing around talking with my friends, and the next I was in the emergency room of the University of Chicago Hospitals and Clinics with my …

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