Rachel’s Story: I am not alone anymore

I feel as though I am not alone anymore. What I struggle with is, in a way, normal. My brain doesn’t always function correctly and it causes seizures, but I am not alone, and I am not helpless.

Leila’s Ideas: Speaking about stigma at the Mardi Gras Gala

Sometimes, in my fight to eliminate stigma and live a “normal” life, I create the perception that my life is easy and free from struggle. However, in my speech at the Epilepsy Foundation of Western/Central Pennsylvania’s (EFWCP) annual Mardi Gras Gala I showed what life with epilepsy is like–both the good and the bad parts.

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