This post is part of the Epilepsy Blog Relay™ which will run from November 1 through November 30, 2016. Follow along! Emily’s Perspective It’s the most wonderful time of the year!!! Christmas and wintertime are my favourite time of year, and for so many others too, but this festive season can be … Read More
The Beginning I was in the car with my mum driving to school like I usually do. I felt fine and I didn’t know anything would happen. In school, I had Science after break. I went into class and I remember feeling dizzy and weird; then I can’t remember anything else. All … Read More
Duncan Edwards, Director of Equip-able, Ltd, his wife Clare, have a child with Dravet’s Syndrome. When their son was young, they worried he would injure himself in his stroller on the heavy plastic tray. So Clare, in looking for a functional lap tray that would also stay put on her wheelchair, ended up creating the first Trabasack on her sewing machine.
I was diagnosed with epilepsy at the age of 8 and have coped with it ever since. Initially, my epilepsy was a burden, however I am in the process of accepting what I have. I am also trying to help others do the same. At present, I take a drug called Keppra. … Read More
I sat in class, as my friends and I chatted about how we would love to be police officers. A police officer stood at the front of the room chatting about not talking to strangers. “Do you know why you shouldn’t talk to strangers?” the officer asked. My hand shot up, I … Read More
I just watched Beyoncé strut her stuff during the SuperBowl Halftime Show. The show was full of so many strobes that the Twitterverse was a-buzz with snarky comments about seizures. I now have a headache after watching the show. But I have to say the headache is more from the comments on Twitter … Read More
Morgan Morgan’s StoryWhen I was 15 months old, I had my first seizure. I had been sick and running a very high fever. According to my mom and my dad, I had a febrile seizure that lasted for 90 minutes. Three months later, I was hospitalized again due to another seizure. Originally, … Read More
Steve Wynn In March of 2010, Michael Gomoll lost his son suddenly to Dravet’s Syndrome, a rare form of epilepsy. Gomoll then established The Joseph Gomoll Foundation to honor his son, and began preparing for the release of the Joey’s Song project. One of the leading supporters in the Joey’s Song … Read More