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Epilepsy Blog Relay: Brain Tumor Survivor writes her first book

This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™ which will run from March 1 through March 31. Follow along!

Sierra’s Story

Hello Everyone! My name is Sierra. I am 23 years old and am a brain tumor survivor. I was born with a Hypothalamic Hamartoma and had daily, gelastic laughing seizures. I wasn’t diagnosed with epilepsy until I was 4.

My tumor was “rare” at the time so it was hard finding a doctor to remove my tumor. Thankfully, we found Barrow Institute in Arizona, where my tumor got removed at age 8, in 2004.

Since then I have been seizure free. However, it left me with social anxiety, poor social skills, and learning disabilities. I had a difficult time in school to learn, and had no friends. I got bullied nonstop and never had someone to be my friend. This happened from the day I returned to school without a tumor. I felt more insecure in myself. In high school it all continued.

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However, I graduated high school 6 months early! Recently, I wrote my very first book that talks about all of my struggles and hardships. It is titled “Weird Girl With a Tumor”. It’s available on Amazon. I hope it helps and encourages those going through similar experiences like I have. Please Check it out!

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