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, and at 3, I could already swim.
After years of medical treatment, mostly in hospitals, I was diagnosed with epilepsy.
Epilepsy is quite another story, it’s treacherous! You never know when the seizures start and when they’ll stop. After each seizure, I had to sleep because the strain was extremely high. To counter that I took 5 different drugs a day.
What happened then was almost a miracle. Despite my medical history, there was a day when everything changed. Even though I couldn’t walk until I was 2 years old, I really like climbing mountains. I can hear very well and my epilepsy is also gone. Nonetheless, I know the feeling of helplessness, loneliness, and despair.