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Picture book on epilepsy, now in spanish!

Author, Danielle M. Rocheford was diagnosed with epilepsy at age two. Her epilepsy was classified as complex partial seizures, preceded by epileptic auras. Her auras manifested through a tingling feeling. Young Danielle used the phrase “I feel funny” as a way to inform her parents or others that she was about to have a seizure.

Danielle has since written, “Mommy I Feel Funny,” a picture book based on her own life experiences. The story follows Nel a few days after her first seizure and captures Nel’s thoughts, fears and emotions. These thoughts and feelings are common in the discovery, understanding, and acceptance of epilepsy.
“Mommy, I Feel Funny” was officially released in 2009, and since has received overwhelmingly positive reviews. You can read some of these reviews on Danielle’s newly launched website http://www.mommyifeelfunny.com/.

This year, “Mommy, I Feel Funny” was translated into Spanish so the story would be accessible to a broader audience. “Offering the book in Spanish opens the doors wider to others who suffer from epilepsy, but are not necessarily in English speaking communities” explains Danielle. “My story provides a positive reinforcement for children who live with the challenges of epilepsy. Epilepsy is still a topic not spoken about enough and much more attention is needed in order to heighten the awareness.”

For information on ordering your copy, please visit http://www.mommyifeelfunny.com/.

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