The second Monday in February is International Epilepsy Day. More than 130 countries are coming together to spread epilepsy awareness. I encourage you to join this global effort by promoting awareness and sharing why epilepsy is more than just seizures. To kick it off, here is mine! Epilepsy is more than just worrying when the … Continue reading International Epilepsy Day 2021
Photo by Christophe Dion on Unsplash On a screen filled with pink and purple hues, white lines resembling brain waves merged to form the profile view of a person. A sweet and lively melody accompanied the image, and I waited patiently in excitement for the 2020 Epilepsy Pipeline Community Day to begin this past Saturday morning. Jon … Continue reading News from the pipeline: 2020 Epilepsy Community Day
Photo by Amin Hasani on Unsplash The stigma and fear surrounding seizure disorders makes talking about epilepsy difficult. Telling someone about a very private part of your life that you might not quite fully understand yourself is nerve-racking. You can never know how a person might react and worry that you’ll be seen and treated … Continue reading Dialogue is the best medicine so let’s talk about it!
Since we've all been confined to the inside of our homes, it might seem a little harder to learn more about and advocate for the things we are passionate about. But in this virtual world we've all adapted to, anything is possible! As a big advocate for The Epilepsy Foundation, I'm excited that their 2020 Epilepsy … Continue reading Ending Epilepsy Starts With Us!
Epilepsy isn't biased. It doesn't care about who you are or where you're from. It can affect anyone with a brain. 1 in 10 people will have at least one seizure in their lifetime, and 1 in 26 will develop epilepsy. As one of those 1 in 26, I ask for your help to spread … Continue reading November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!
Epilepsy is much like the weather. It's unpredictable and always changing. A sunny, 85 degree morning can quickly turn into a 58 degree with scattered thunderstorms afternoon. With epilepsy, you can never predict what will happen next. You prepare for a picnic. Lightning strikes, and you have to watch the latest documentary on Netflix. The … Continue reading To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam
Tomorrow is March 26, and this means PURPLE DAY is finally here again! Please join me in wearing your favorite shade of purple to support epilepsy awareness. Let's make it flow purple!!
I'm participating in the Walk to END EPILEPSY, and I want to invite you to support me in helping raise funds for the Epilepsy Foundation of Texas. As a person living with epilepsy, this is a cause that is close to my heart. Epilepsy is the third most common neurological condition, and it affects more … Continue reading Let’s Walk to END EPILEPSY!
Just in case the title didn't give it away, today is International Epilepsy Day! What is International Epilepsy Day you might ask? In 2015, the International Bureau for Epilepsy and the International League Against Epilepsy came together to provide a platform for people living with epilepsy to share their stories around the world. Now, … Continue reading International Epilepsy Day
Twenty-six people living ordinary lives. Some learning to walk for the very first time. Others with wrinkles around their eyes. All filled with dreams waiting to be realized. Then, one of those twenty-six is caught off guard. Their greens turned red. Their ups turned upside down. Their life taken away by a silent, electrical terrorist. … Continue reading Monday Reflections: One in twenty-six