My epilepsy journey, plus YOU!

Over twelve years ago, I thought I had lost everything. When I heard those three little words (You have epilepsy), I thought the world had come crashing down. There was no room for survival, and my life was without a doubt over.

Looking back now, I realize how much a drama queen I had been. Yes, things were going to be different. My battles would be new ones, but my life wasn’t “over”. It was just going to be a new one, a different one that I’d eventually learn so much from.

As those years have come and gone, I look at my journey and see how opposite of lonely it had always been. In all that time, I was never alone. It wasn’t just me and my epilepsy. It was YOU — my wonderful family and friends — that always stood right beside me.

This journey that I’ve been on isn’t mine alone, but yours, too. As I look back at this weekend, where we all geared up to walk for the Walk to END Epilepsy, I can’t help but smile wide.

My epilepsy army, YOU ARE THE BEST! And, I’m so overjoyed that YOU all are my plus one on this wild and unexpected journey.


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About me? I’m never good at these things, but here are the basics. I’m a journalism and film graduate from the University of Texas at Austin. I'm a dedicated digital content nerd with over eight years of experience in digital content management, content writing, copy editing, and project management. Currently, I'm a staff writer for The American Genius, and I manage my personal blog that advocates for epilepsy awareness. I LOVE to bake! I like to challenge myself to learn new decorating and baking techniques. And although I’d love to say I’ve mastered everything and have never burnt a dessert, it simply isn’t true.

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