Susanna writes skfantoni.com where she shares here experiences living with epilepsy. At the age of 3, Susanna was diagnosed with Epilepsy. She suffers from what is now described as Focal Impaired Awareness Motor Seizures. Then at the age of 15, she was diagnosed with High Functioning Autism, frequently referred to as Asperger Syndrome.
Before she received this second diagnosis, however, Susanna went through 6 years of constant bullying. Below you will find an excerpt from her story.
Being diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of three means it has always been a significant part of who I am. A lot of people tell you ‘don’t let your condition define who you are’ but you can’t stop it from doing so. The simple fact is, as human beings, the experiences we have alter the way we develop. And I believe epilepsy has, in more ways than one, driven me to be the creative person I am today.
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