A while back I heard from my friend Mandy, you may know her as EpilepsyBlogger. I was sad and frightened to learn that her seizure activity had dramatically increased.
See, for as long as I’ve known this amazing young woman, she has proven herself to be a strong and smart advocate for people living with epilepsy. She is an inspiration to me and I hope you take a moment to get to know her.
This year, Mandy had brain surgery to control her seizures. A surgeon removed Mandy’s left hippocampus completely, part of her left occipital and part of her left temporal lobe. As a result this gladiator, this advocate, will need therapy to be able to read. But she still manages to write – even surgery can’t stop her.
And now Mandy, who previously had upwards of 30 seizures every day, has not had any since her surgery. She does however, have years of therapy ahead of her.
Those of us who have met Mandy, know that she will tackle this surgery and her therapy with the same fire and determination that she applies to everything in her life.