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My Epilepsy Story

Véronique’s Epilepsy Story

March 28, 2017

In Grade 5, I had my first seizures. My friends at school, my siblings and parents (and also myself…) didn’t know they were seizures. For part of my childhood, I had been a hyperactive and hard to predict child. So at first it seemed I was playing a role and seeking attention, but because I…

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,…