Ending Epilepsy Starts With Us!

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 EpilepsyContinue reading “Ending Epilepsy Starts With Us!”

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!

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 spreadContinue reading “November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month!”

To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam

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. TheContinue reading “To my Game of Temporal Lobe Fam”

Let’s Walk to END EPILEPSY!

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 moreContinue reading “Let’s Walk to END EPILEPSY!”

International Epilepsy Day

  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”

Monday Reflections: One in twenty-six

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”

November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month: Ready to spread awareness?

We’re a third of the way into the month so this post comes a little late, but late is better than never. November is National Epilepsy Awareness month, and this is our chance to share our story and educate others about seizures. _________________________________________________________________________________________________________ In the winter of 2009, I awoke to confusion as paremedics held anContinue reading “November is National Epilepsy Awareness Month: Ready to spread awareness?”

2018 Stroll for Epilepsy here we come!

With trying to get my seizures under control and adjusting to my new meds, unfortunately, I won’t be making it to the National Walk for Epilepsy in Washington this year. However, this doesn’t mean I can’t walk here in Texas! If you’re in the area and would like to walk for a good cause, please joinContinue reading “2018 Stroll for Epilepsy here we come!”

Friends, let me introduce you to my annoying neighbor “E”

Faces smiling and eyes half rolling at my quirky, silly manners stare back at me with a hint of sadness and worried expression. The laughter and “you’re so funny” occurrences have forever vanished. Their ending brought on by my most recent tonic-clonic seizure. After much-needed rest, I went back in with my usual witty self, butContinue reading “Friends, let me introduce you to my annoying neighbor “E””