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SUCCESS STORY OF EPILEPSY

Hello everyone, Let me introduce Mrs. Pema Choki, 50 yrs. Undoubtedly, she is one of the strongest women I have ever met. Self-employed, she runs her own grocery shop and is also a proud mother of three children. By appearance, she looks, strong, bold and satisfied with her life. I first met her at the hospital; she had come for her follow up appointment

EPILEPGERMANY

Epilepgermany, Projecte and cooperation partners Sven - Michael My name is Sven, I'm 30 years old and I'm from Germany. My birth was a real adventure. I was born 6 weeks earlier, had brain hemorrhage and was deaf. I learned to walk when I was 2 years old, with 3 I could already swim. After years of medical treatment, mostly in hospitals, I was

EPILEPSY MADE ME STRONGER

"My name is Ketaki Chitale. I am from Mumbai, India. I was diagnosed with Epilepsy at the age of 10. I apparently did showcase the symptoms before being diagnosed, but the research and medical know-how regarding Epilepsy in India was not as developed in the early 90's, thus the late diagnosis. Epilepsy doesn't discriminate people, but people do. As a child, I was told that I

LIVING WITH EPILEPSY

When Fred Kiserem first convulsed  2012 while at work in Basra, Iraq, he did not think that he would later be diagnosed with epilepsy, a chronic illness that causes unprovoked, recurrent seizures. He did not visit the hospital, neither did he tell his employer in order to secure his job. The seizure attacked again after one month, but luckily it was around the time Kiserem

MICHELLE’S STORY SEIZING A CURE

“I still remember the first time Michelle had a seizure,” said Eunice Cole, Michelle Hernandez’s mother, recalling more than 30 years earlier. “I was scared to death. She was just 11-months-old. I remember when she had another seizure…putting her in my lap and driving to the emergency room.” Cole was told her daughter was having febrile seizures, which are convulsions that can happen during

AN ADVOCATE FOR THOSE BATTLING EPILEPSY

I was diagnosed at the age of two with epilepsy due to a traumatic brain injury. I spent my childhood being over medicated on medicine, not having my seizures under control. I dealt with many of the negative side effects which resulted in me becoming suicidal. Once I reached early adulthood, I made up my mind I was going to become seizure

CARER’S EXPERIENCE OF LOOKING AFTER A PERSON WITH EPILEPSY

My daughter had her first seizure just after her 11th birthday in July, luckily I was a trained first aider and knew what to do. I called an ambulance and at Heartlands hospital they diagnosed her as having a fibiral convulsion due to having a cold. I questioned this due to the fact that she hadn’t had a cold. My daughter then another seizure

MY LIFE EXPERIENCE AS AN EPILEPTIC

I remember the day very well when I had my first epileptic seizure at 13 years of age. I was out with my friends at a Musical Youth concert back in the early 1980’s. I returned home and went to sleep after an exhausting and exciting day.  I woke up and did not feel well, I went downstairs and my body started twitching, I

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HELP CHANGE LIVES TODAY

Few people are actually willing to step up and talk about Epilepsy. We need to make the world aware of the impact Epilepsy has on so many and find a cure. Without a cure, there are far too many people who will never have relief from seizures.

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