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Epilepsy Stories

Power of Purple Video Contest

February 26, 2021

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Epilepsy changed her path, but Kori determinedly maintains her independence

February 19, 2021

Please note: Everyone’s epilepsy is different and successful treatments can vary from person to person. Treatments should be managed by a healthcare practitioner. By Leah Burchill Kori experienced her first tonic-clonic seizure at age 25. She didn’t have another seizure until a year later. With the medications she was taking, she felt like her seizures…

Sabita’s Story

December 11, 2020

Sabita has lived with complex partial seizures for over half of her life. However, she does not let epilepsy define her. Sabita is someone with epilepsy but she also is an activist, community volunteer, artist, and creative writer. “I’m always very interested in working within the community and in different communities. I’m a part of…

Jeffrey’s Story

February 12, 2019

A diagnosis of epilepsy need not be a barrier to a professional, rewarding life, as my experience may attest. I was diagnosed with epilepsy in 1980, while still in high school. My seizures were diagnosed eventually as “partial, mild”. In fact, the manifestations were small, visual disturbances of tiny pinpoints of bright lights, called “scotoma”.…