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Epilepsy Stories

Tammy and Kyle

August 30, 2016

First comes marriage and then comes children. That was what my husband and I planned back in 1994. Our son Kyle was born 9 months after our wedding. It was an easy pregnancy and uneventful birth. We were delighted as he met all milestones over the next few months. When he was 9 months old,…

Mary’s Epilepsy Story

August 12, 2016

My name is Mary. I am a wife, and mother of three teenage boys Sam (18), Ben (16) and Joey (14). Our epilepsy story began 7 years ago when my oldest son, Sam, was 11. We noticed that he was having “spells” where he would just stop everything he was doing and stare off into…

Amy’s Epilepsy Story

August 12, 2016

I was diagnosed with epilepsy when I was 8 years old. My family had no idea that it was seizures because I would shake as if I were cold and they thought I was doing it to avoid going to sleep at bedtime. After three nights in a row, we went to my family doctor,…

Becca’s Epilepsy Story

August 12, 2016

I was diagnosed with epilepsy in the summer of 2009, right before I started high school. No one in my family had ever suffered from epilepsy so it came as a great shock to us, and it wasn’t easy to adjust at first. My parents constantly had an eye on me, which for a 14…