Puppies that are making a difference

As part of their Epilepsy Awareness Month activities, the folks at UCB presented Canine Assistants with much needed supplies collected through a company wide donation drive. The supplies were presented to Canine Assistants at their graduation in support of their seizure response dogs. Canine Assistants is a non-profit organization that helps people … Read More

Are you seizure smart?

During National Epilepsy Awareness Month, the Epilepsy Foundation is asking everyone to Get Seizure Smart. It’s time to make sure we know all we can about seizure first aid, recognition of seizures and the different types of seizures. Epilepsy affects people of all ages and races, and represents one percent of the … Read More

Shining a spotlight on Dravet’s Syndrome

  Our last post provided you with information on a project called Joey’s Song. The project was created after Joey Gomoll succumbed to Dravet (pronounced Dra-vay) syndrome. This rare form of epilepsy robbed Joey of most of the ability to speak, but it didn’t stop him from communicating with everyone he met … Read More

Joey’s Song: Musicians in support of epilepsy awareness

When Michael Gomoll lost his son Joseph Martin Gomoll suddenly in March of 2010 to Dravet’s Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy, he decided to take action. Gomoll turned his pain into an opportunity for those living with epilepsy. He established The Joseph Gomoll Foundation to honor his son and since it’s inception, the … Read More

Heading to college? Would a scholarship help?

It’s the time of year for college visits, SATs, GMATs, GREs, and all the other dreadful standarized testing. Oh and don’t forget those lengthy applications, interviews, and the rest of the nightmare that comes along with selecting the college or university of your dreams.  Meanwhile, the cost of a college education can … Read More

Yowza, now that’s epilepsy awareness!

On October 2, we thanked the 1000 of you who visited Living Well With Epilepsy over the past year. Since then (a month ago!!) I have had an additional 1000 visits to this site! This is especially important since November is Epilepsy Awareness Month. As I mentioned before, my goal was always to help fill … Read More

What’s all the hubub about epilepsy and infertility?

A recent study published in the journal, Neurology, addresses the fact that women taking multiple medications to treat epilepsy are at high risk for infertility. This may well be true, but considering anticonvulsants or medicine to control epilepsy often reduces the efficacy of the Pill, there are plenty of mommies with epilepsy … Read More

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 … Read More

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